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Fleet List A-B

Fort Bell

Photo courtesy of Mike West

 

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Abbreviations: U.S.W.S.A. - U.S. War Shipping Administration;  U.S.M.C. - U.S. Maritime Commission;  M.O.W.T. - Ministry of War Transport; D.O.C. - Dominion of Canada

FORT A LA CORNE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August. 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; MacGowan & Gross Ltd, London for M.O.W.T. 

History:

Mar. 30, 1943: The ship had left Bone for Gibraltar for orders when, west of Algiers (3652N/0147E), she was torpedoed by U-596 and sank.

 

FORT ABITIBI

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 168825

Tonnage:

7,125grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

May, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Smith Hogg & Co., West Hartlepool later transferred to Sir R Ropner & Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool for M.O.W.T.  

Post war History:

 

1947: U.S.M.C.

1958: Broken up Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

FORT ACTON

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipyard, Prince Rupert

Delivery Date:

February, 1943

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Court Line Ltd., (Haldin & Philipps, London) for M.O.W.T. 

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.

1948: Italian owners, renamed BACININ

1968: Broken up Vado

 

FORT AKLAVIK

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver - Hull: Vancouver DD Co

Delivery Date:

March, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Dodd, Thomson & Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: Dalhousie Steam & Motor Ship Co., London, renamed IRENE DAL

1952: Panama owners (Transoceanic S.S. Co. Karachi), renamed VOLCAN;

1953: Pakistan owners, renamed OCEAN ENVOY;

1966: Broken up Karac

 

FORT ALABAMA

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,202grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank, Liverpool for M.O.W.T.

Notes: Completed as stores issuing ship.

Post war History:

1947: Andros Shipping Co., Montreal, renamed GULFSIDE;

1951: Panama owners, renamed ANTHONY;

1964: Panama owners, renamed BLUE MARLIN

1967: Broken up Sakai

 

FORT ALBANY

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 168486

Tonnage:

7,131grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Davie SB. & Rep. Co., Lauzon

Delivery Date:

May, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Frank S. Dawson Ltd., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: Papachristidis Co. Ltd., Montreal, renamed LA FLECHE;

1961: Broken up Mihara, Japan

 

FORT ALEXANDRIA

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,127grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

May, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.;  Headlam & Sons, Whitby, Yorkshire for M.O.W.T. 

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed VETTOR PISANI;

1952: Italian owners, renamed ARDEA;

1954: Converted to diesel

1963: sold, renamed TORNADO;

1964: Liberian owners, renamed VICTORIA VENTURE;

1969. Broken up Kaohsiung

 

FORT ANNE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,134grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver - Hull: Vancouver DD Co.;

Delivery Date:

December, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.;  Lyle Shipping Co., Glasgow for M.O.W.T. 

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1958: Broken up Baltimore, Maryland

 

FORT ASH

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,131grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

April, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Dene Shipping Co., London for  M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: Houlder Bros., London, renamed ROYSTON GRANGE;

1952: Italian owners, renamed GIUAN;

1960: Italian owners, renamed CINQUETERRE;

1961: Liberia owners, renamed TILEMAHOS:

1965: Gibraltar owners, renamed ELICOS;

1966: Broken up Split

 

FORT ASPIN (I):

launched as FORT ASPIN and completed by Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipyard. Prince Rupert, in November, 1943, as WINNIPEGOSIS PARK.

 

FORT ASPIN (II)

Type:

Victory type

Tonnage:

7,161grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipyard,Prince Rupert

Delivery Date:

January, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Thos. Dunlop & Sons,Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1946: Triton S.S. Co., Montreal, renamed TRIPORT;

1950: Panama owners, renamed HERON;

1960: Greek owners, renamed TINOS;

1963: Liberia owners, renamed EVERGREEN;

1967: Broken up in Kaohsiung

 

FORT ASSINIBOINE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,128grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

April, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.;  H. Hogarth & Sons, Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: Laurentian Overseas Shipping Ltd., Montreal, renamed LAURENTIAN LAKE;

1954: Liberian owners, renamed OLYMPOS;

1960: Greek owners, renamed PENTELI II;

1963: Greek owners, renamed GIALIA;

1963: Greek owners, renamed PAXOI

1967: Broken up China.

 

FORT ASTORIA

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,189grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

July, 1943

Owners;Managers:

 D.O.C; Counties Ship Management Co., London for . M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1946: Acadia Overseas Freighters Ltd., Halifax, renamed

YARMOUTH COUNTY;

1948: Panama owners, renamed SANTA DESPO;

1955: Liberian owners, renamed MOUNT ITHOME;

1967: Broken up Santander

 

FORT ATHABASKA

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,130grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

May, 1943

Owners;Managers:

 D.O.C.; J. & C. Harrison, London for  M.O.W.T.

History:

Dec. 2, 1943: The ship was among 18 ships sunk when German Ju-88 bombers attacked the harbour at Bari where there were more than 30 ships carrying military cargo. The Fort Athabaska had arrived from Algiers.

 

FORT AUGUSTUS

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,134grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

June, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Watts, Watts & Co., London for M.O.W.T.  

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1959: Broken up Beaumont, Texas

FORT BABINE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,135grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

June, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Wm. Thomson & Co. (Ben Line), Edinburgh for M.O.W.T.  

History:

Sept. 13, 1943: The ship was under tow of the tugs Schelde and Prosperous from Gibraltar to the U.K. when she was sunk by German aircraft off the Portuguese coast. She had a crew of 15 and eight gunners, seven being lost. The ship had been damaged by a torpedo in an air attack near Oran on Feb. 6, 1943.

 

FORT BATTLE RIVER

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

July, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.;  John Cory & Sons, Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

History:

Mar. 6, 1943: The ship was bound from Liverpool to Bougie when, west of Gibraltar, she was sunk by U-410.

 

FORT BEAUHARNOIS: launched as FORT BEAUHARNOIS and completed by United Shipyards Ltd., Montreal, in April, 1944, as WHITESHELL PARK.

 

FORT BEAUHARNOIS

launched as FORT GRAND RAPIDS, completed as CORNISH PARK;

renamed FORT BEAUHARNOIS;

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,223grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

October, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; A. Holt & Co., Liverpool for M.O.W.T. 

Notes: Completed as stores issuing ship.

Post war History:

1948: Admiralty, stores ship;

1963: Broken up Spezia, Italy

 

FORT BEAUSEJOUR

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169735

Tonnage:

7,151grt

Dimensions:

439.1 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

November, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Sir R. Ropner & Co., West Hartlepool for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1949: Panama owners, renamed THEOGENNITOR;

1962: Panama owners, renamed LILLIAN K, ,

1964; renamed GOLDEN LILY

1967: Broken up Uchiumi

 

FORT BEAVER LAKE: launched as FORT BEAVER LAKE and completed by Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipyard, Prince Rupert, in October, 1944, as WESTVIEW PARK.

 

FORT BEDFORD

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,127grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

March, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; John Morrison & Son, Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1951: Othrys Shipping Co., London, renamed OTHRYS;

1957: Liberian owners, renamed MOUNT OTHRYS;

1961: Hong Kong owners, renamed ALBA FELIZ;

1963: Broken up Hong Kong

 

FORT BELL

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,127grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

June, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Dene Shipping Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: North Shipping Co., Newcastle, renamed NORTH CAMBRIA;

1961: Japanese owners, renamed CANADA MARU;

1965: Japanese owners, renamed TENYO MARU;

1965: Japanese owners, renamed ASAHI MARU;

1969: Broken up Sakaide.

 

FORT BELLINGHAM

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,153grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Hain Steamship Co., London for M.O.W.T.

History:

Jan. 25, 1944: The ship was the convoy Commodore's ship in Russian convoy JW-56A, bound for Murmansk, when she was sunk by U-957, having been damaged by a torpedo from U-360. Of the 75 men on board, 39 died. The ship had loaded her military and general cargo at London.

 

FORT BERENS: launched as FORT BERENS and completed by the Victoria Machinery Depot Co..Victoria, in October, 1944, as MISSION PARK.

 

FORT BILOXI

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,161grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

December, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; J. & J. Denholm Ltd., Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1946: Andros Shipping Co., Montreal, renamed MARIA G,

1947: renamed RIVERSIDE,

1952: Liberian owners, renamed DOXA;

1953: Greek owners, renamed MAKRON;

1960: Peru owners, renamed FRAY MARTIN;

1963: Greek owners, renamed AGHIOS DEMETRIS;

1967: Broken up Osaka

 

FORT BOISE

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,151grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

September, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Hain S.S. Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

Aug. 23, 1946: While bound from Botwood to northern France, the ship went aground on Grand Shoal, east of St. Pierre, Miquelon Island, total loss.

 

FORT BOURBON

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

July, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.;  Headlam & Sons, Whitby for M.O.W.T. 

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1960: Broken up Beaumont, Texas

 

FORT BRANDON

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,131grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

June, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; W. H. Seager & Co.,Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: Laurentian Shipping Co., Montreal, renamed LAURENTIAN HILL;

1955: Panama owners, renamed TAYGETOS;

1960: Panama owners, renamed AEGEAN SEA;

1960: China owners, renamed HOPING CHI SHI CHIU;

1969: renamed HO PING,

1973: renamed ZHAN DOU,

1985: Broken up China

 

FORT BRISEBOIS

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,157grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard DryDock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

March, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; J. & J. Denholm Ltd., Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1946: Acadia Overseas Freighters Ltd., Halifax, renamed PICTOU COUNTY;

1950: Liberia owners, renamed ARCHIMEDE;

1963: Panama owners, renamed PRIMAVERA;

1968: Broken up Hirao

 

FORT BRULE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

439.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

November, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.;  Sir R. Ropner & Co., West Hartlepool for M.O.W.T. 

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Indian owners, renamed JALAMOTI;

1961: Panama owners, renamed ADAWIND;

1964: Panama owners, renamed ISLAND VENTURE;

1967: Broken up Kaohsiung

 

FORT BRUNSWICK

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169758

Tonnage:

7,141grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Davie SB. & Rep. Co., Lauzon

Delivery Date:

December, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Allan, Black & Co.,Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: Counties Ship Management Co., London, renamed MULBERRY HILL;

1966: Broken up Split, Yugoslavia

 

FORT BUCKINGHAM

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,122grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

February, 1943

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; J. Constantine SS Line, Middlesbrough for M.O.W.T. 

History:

Jan. 20, 1944: Bound in ballast from Bombay to Buenos Aires, the ship was north-west of the Maldive Islands when she was sunk by U-188. Of the 89 crew and gunners on board, 42 were lost.

 

FORT BUFFALO

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

March, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Turner, Brightman & Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: Ship Finance & Management Co., London, renamed RADNOR;

1966: Broken up China.

 

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