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

Other name(s): Hull #28; Imperial Edmonton; Red Wing

Ship owner: Imperial Oil Co., Ltd.; U.S. War Shipping Adm.; Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd.

Ship builder: Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania

Ship re-builder: Port Weller Shipyards Ltd.

Engine builder: Westinghouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Year ship built: 1944

Year engine built: 1943

Final disposition: Sold for scrap in 1986.


T2 - SE - A1 type tanker.

Rebuilt in 1959 -1960 in Port Weller Ship Yard Ltd. Bow and mid - section scrapped. Stern given new shell plating and joined to newly built forebody to make bulk freighter Red Wing. Dimensions are 730 (oa) x 75 x 39.2., 17864 g.t., 13, 729 net. Named for the Detroit Red Wings Hockey Club. May have received new engines in 1969 similiar to first engines. Sawyer & Mitchell, Victory ships and World War II tankers say "re-engined in 1969, with similar power plant". L.R. (1975) says engines made in 1944, fitted in 1969. A.B. (1975) has no mention of this.


b) Imperial Edmonton (Tanker - C. 177867)

c) Hull #28

d) Red Wing (Bulk Freighter - C. 311463)


1) U.S. War Shipping Administration, Cleveland, Ohio

2) Imperial Oil Co.

3) Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd.

Registry number: US.245194;C.177867

Hull number: 335

Vessel type: Tanker

Height: 39.2 ft.

Width: 68.2 ft.

Length: 504 ft.

Gross tonnage: 10317

Net tonnage: 6168

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Turbo electric, 6000 hp.

Piston 1: 6000 hp

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