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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Llandaff

Other name(s): Wheat King

Ship owner: G. & A. Thomas; Island Shipping, Ltd.; Thomas Steamship Lines; Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd.

Ship builder: Lithgows, Ltd., Port Glasgow, Scotland

Engine builder: David Rowan & Co., Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland

Year ship built: 1953

Year engine built: 1953

Final disposition: Sold for scrap, 1986.


Converted from tanker to bulk carrier in 1960 by Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd, Port Weller, Ontario (534x73x35, 12339 gross tons, 7322 net tons). Lengthened in 1976 by Port Weiler Dry Docks to 699', 16749 gross tons, 10716 net tons and given bow thruster.



b) Wheat King


1) Thomas Steamships, Ltd., Cardiff, Scotland

2) G & A Thomas, Glasgow, Scotland

3) Island Shipping, Ltd.

4) Upper Lakes Shippng, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario

Registry number: BR. 185358

Hull number: 1068

Vessel type: Tanker

Height: 38.3

Width: 72.7

Length: 556.4

Stroke length: 91.3

Gross tonnage: 12501

Net tonnage: 7155

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel

Piston 1: 6 cyl.

Piston 2: 27.5

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