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S.S. Steel Chemist


 
Gross Tonnage:1,694Net:974
Dimensions:250' 0" x 42' 7" x 20' 0"MC Type:
 
Builder:Federal Shipbuilding Co.
Kearny, NJ
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
83

1926
Engines:Oil EnginesEngine Builder:Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp.
Buffalo, NY
Navigation:DF, GyCDecks, etc.:1 Deck, Oil Engine

Began Isthmian Service:1926Ended Isthmian Service:1941

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1926
225935
Steel ChemistU.S. Steel Products Co.
New York
MGFP
New YorkUS
1933
225935
Steel ChemistU.S. Steel Export Co.
New York
KFZW
New YorkUS
1941
225935
Steel ChemistU.S. Steel Export Co.
New York
KFZW
New YorkUS
1941
225935
Steel ChemistAmerican Steel & Wire of NJ
Cleveland, Ohio
KFZW
New YorkUS
1947
225935
The InlandInland Steel Co.
Cleveland, Ohio
KFZW
ChicagoUS
1949
190468
TransinlandCoastalake Tankers Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
VDYL
MontealCanadian
1957
190468
TransinlandTransit Tankers & Terminals, Ltd.
Montreal, Canada
VDYL
MontrealCanadian
1958
190468
TransinlandCoastalake Tankers Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
VDYL
MontrealCanadian
1965
190468
TransinlandCanadian Sea Lakers, Ltd., Transit Tankers & Terminals
Montreal, Canada
VDYL
MontrealCanadian
1968
190468
Inland TransportHall Corporation of Canada
Montreal, Canada
VDYL
MontrealCanadian
1974
190468
Inland TransportTara Corporation, Ltd.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
VDYL
MontrealCanadian

Events:
11/4/72: Sustained heavy grounding damage on Garden Island Bank, Ontario; vessel declared CTL.
8/74: Vessel reported laid up at Sarnia, found not to be worth repairing and to be broken up. Sold by Hall Corporation of Canada to Tara Corporation Ltd.
Final disposition never appears in Lloyds Wreck Report or Marine News.

Disposition DateComments
1974Reported in Lloyds 11/72: "Damaged by Stranding - to be Broken Up". Sold 9/74 to be scrapped. Stranded November 4, 1972, although sold she was not scrapped until 1980 when work began at Port Maitland, Ontario by Harry Gamble Shipyard, Ltd. Work was completed in March 1981.

The information on this web site is the kind contribution of our Historian, Skip Lewis, 2003. Skip, whose dad sailed for Isthmian, is an avid collector and researcher of everything Isthmian and States Marine. In his quest, he has used many sources and publications including Lloyd's of London and Imperial Steel by John Atherton.

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