Sunday, October 21, 2007

Imperial Sarnia

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Thanks to The Rock for identifying the ship as the Imperial Sarnia. The ship was launched in 1948 as a tanker for Imperial Oil, Ltd. The ship was modified during the winter of 1953 and left the Great Lakes for East Coast service before returning in 1962. The Imperial Sarnia was converted to an oil storage barge in 1986. Auke Visser of the Netherlands has compiled a superb site dedicated to tankers of this type. Please click here to see additional photos and information about the Imperial Sarnia.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Auke, give me some help! This is another of the Imperial ( Esso) tankers, but which one?
Her hull profile seemingly limits it to one of the Imperial Redwater/Woodbend class tankers, but those vessels had "double masts" both forward and aft the large pilothouse.
This photo could have been taken of either of these vessels, but before placement of the more distinctive masts that they sported through most of their careers.

The Rock

October 22, 2007 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been mulling this one over since posting early this morning, and guess what I (finally) found down in my basement.
"Greenwoods Guide", one of many volumes, has a pix of the Esso tanker,Imperial Sarnia. And guess what again--same hull profile and she sports SINGLE masts both forward and aft of the large pilothouse!!
Yes, we have a winner. It's the IMPERIAL SARNIA. Gone but not ( well almost not) forgotten.
The Rock

October 22, 2007 7:36 PM  

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