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Name: CALGARY
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/07/1912
Completed: 07/1912
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 892
Dimensions: 1714grt, 1338nrt, 248.0 x 42.5 x 19.1ft
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 4cyl (11.5 x 16.5ins), 53nhp
(1921: 2 x Oil engines, 2SCSA, 3cyl (16.5 x 24ins), 286nhp)
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
(1921: McIntosh & Seymour Corporation, New York)
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 133514
History:
07/1912 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Newcastle
1915 James Playfair, Newcastle & Midland, Ontario
1916 Standard Oil Company, New York; renamed BACOI
1921 Gillespie SS Corporation, New York
1925 Bacoi SS Corporation, New York
1930 Lake Tankers Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware
1937 Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, New York
1941 Bacoi Shipping Corporation (RW Chamberlain), New York
1948 Broken up
Comments: This vessel was sub-contracted to W Harkness & Son Ltd, Middlesbrough
1917: Converted to tanker
1921: Re-engined
20/05/1945: Exploded, on fire and stranded off the Cape Cod Canal
On a voyage from New York to Boston with a cargo of oil
Subsequently refloated but deemed a total loss
1948: Broken up at Jersey City, NY by Schiavone-Nonomo Corp


Above 2 photos as CALGARY copyright of the Edward J Dowling collection