New Tankers

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New Tankers
Marine News
A "Victory" Over The Scrappers.
Two Silver Bands
Port Of Toronto Overseas Vessels Expected April 27th To May 18,1969

by Fred Sankoff

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting two of our latest lake tankers. The M. V. TEXACO CHIEF, a product of Collingwood, was a visitor to Toronto on April 21st, where she brought a cargo of fuel oil from Sarnia.

She is a very handsome ship, very well proportioned, with everything aft. The crews quarters were spacious, with cafeteria self-service, which eliminates extra help waiting on tables.

The other tanker was the M. V. LAKESHELL built at Sorel by Marine Industries. This ship was not nearly as handsome as the TEXACO CHIEF. The LAKESHELL is five decks high and on a ship only 400' long, gives her a rather odd appearance. Also, there was an absence of boot topping. Her stack was too small for such a high house. Full particulars are given below.

Type of Craft Tanker
Date Built April 1969
Nature of Service Great Lakes and East Coast Canada
Service Speed 13 Knots
Number of Crew 25
Flag Canadian
Port of Registry Toronto
Classification Lloyd's *100A1-CC-*LMC Ice Class 3
Builders - Hull Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel, Quebec
Builders - Engines Ruston & Hornsby
- Type Turbo-charged Diesel
- H. P. BHP 4,000
Cost $4.75 million Canadian
Length - Overall 400 feet
Breadth - Extreme 60 feet 8 inches
Tonnage - Deadweight 8,120


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