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Fort Grahame as Marco Foscarini

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 GASPEREAU

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:

January, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed ORFEO;

1963: Philippines owners, renamed PRESIDENT QUIRINO;,

1968: renamed ELPIDO QUIRINO

1968: renamed QUIRINO,

1969: Philippines owners, renamed LIBERTY TWO;

1969: Broken up Alicante

 

FORT GEORGE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7.129grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

April, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1962: Broken up Baltimore, Maryland

 

FORT GIBRALTAR

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,134grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

September, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed ALCIONE;

1963: Broken up Trieste, Italy

 

FORT GLENLYON

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

439.6 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

April, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; H. M. Thomson Ltd., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: H. M. Thomson Ltd., London, renamed GLENLYON:

1959: Turkish owners, renamed SOKER;

1964: Turkish owners, renamed M. EREGLI;

1966: Broken up Istanbul

 

FORT GLENORA

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,126grt

Dimensions:

439.6 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

May, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Ernest R. Mund, London, for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: Greek owners, renamed GEORGE K;

1956: Liberian owners, renamed AFRICAN MARQUIS;

Feb. 25, 1958: Aground on Kassos Island (3523N/2659E), north-east of Crete, broke in two and sank.

 

FORT GLOUCESTER

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,127grt

Dimensions:

439.6 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

May, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; W. A. Souter & Co., Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

History: August, 18, 1944: Damaged by E-boat torpedo near Dungeness, English Channel, in Normandy operations.

Post war History:

1950: P. D. Marchessini & Co., London, renamed BEDFORD PRINCE;

Jun 6 14, 1953: Struck a rock in Gulf of Trinidad, beached June 19, refloated and towed to New Orleans, and broken up Baltimore 1953.

 

FORT GOOD HOPE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,130grt

Dimensions:

438.5 X 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

May, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; R. Chapman & Sons, Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

History:

June 11, 1942: Bound on her maiden voyage from Vancouver to the Mersey with a cargo of wheat and timber, the ship was east of the Panama Canal (1019N/8016W), when she was torpedoed by U-159 and sank with the loss of two of her crew.

 

FORT GRAHAME

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

February. 1943

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; B. J. Sutherland & Co., Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.:

1948: Italian owners, renamed MARCO FOSCARINI;

1959: Yugoslav owners renamed PROMINA;

1966: Broken up Italy

 

FORT GRAND RAPIDS: see FORT BEAUHARNOIS.

 

FORT GRANT

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

439.6 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

June, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; David Alexander & Sons, Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: Northeastern Freighters Ltd., Montreal, renamed COMMODORE GRANT;

1961: Panama owners, renamed SIDON,

1961; renamed SIDON STAR,

1963: Greek owners, renamed AETHON;

1967: Broken up China

 

FORT GREEN LAKE (I): Launched as FORT GREEN LAKE and completed by West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver, in June, 1943, as MOUNT DOUGLAS PARK.

FORT GREEN LAKE (II): Launched as FORT GREEN LAKE and completed by North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver, in September, 1944, as BRIDGELAND PARK.

 

FORT GROUARD

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

April, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Walter Runciman & Co., Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1950: Larix Shipping Co., Halifax, renamed SEA CREST;

1952: Federal Commerce & Navigation Co., Toronto, renamed ERNST G. PATHY;

1955: Liberian owners, renamed AFRICAN DUKE:

1964: Broken up Yokosuka, Japan

FORT HALKETT

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

November, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; J. & J. Denholm Ltd., Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

History:

Aug. 6, 1943: Bound in ballast from Bone to Rio de Janeiro, the ship was east of Recife (0930S/2650W) when she was sunk by U-185.

 

FORT HALL

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,187grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; E. R. Management Co., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1946: Constantine Line, Montreal, renamed ARGOFAX;

1959: Greek owners, renamed STROVLI;

1967: Broken up Osaka

 

FORT HARRISON: Launched as FORT HARRISON and completed by North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver, in November, 1944, as GOLDSTREAM PARK.

 

FORT HENLEY

Type:

North Sands type

Registry No. 169718

Tonnage:

7,138grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

United Shipyards Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

November, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

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

1964: Trafalgar Shipping Co., London, renamed NEWMOAT:

1969: Broken up Spezia

 

FORT HIGHFIELD

ex-YOHO PARK

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7.129grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Victoria Machinery Depot Co., Victoria

Delivery Date:

July, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Dalhousie Steam & Motorship Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1951: Dartmouth Ocean Freighters Ltd., Halifax, renamed DARFIELD:

Feb. 28, 1954; Aground 10 miles north of Los Angeles, refloated Mar. 2; towed to Los Angeles. Total loss and was broken up Terminal Island 1954.

 

FORT HIGHFIELD: Launched as FORT HIGHFIELD and completed by North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver, in July, 1944 as YOHO PARK.

 

FORT HOWE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

November, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; F. C. Strick & Co., London for M.O.W.T.

History:

Sept. 30, 1943: Bound in ballast from the Salerno beachhead to the U.K., she was east of Bougie (3719N/0640E) when she was torpedoed by U-410 and sank the following day.

 

FORT HUDSON'S HOPE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,129grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Victoria Machinery Depot Co., Victoria

Delivery Date:

October, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Glen & Co., Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed VEGA;

1950: Italian owners, renamed STEAMER-51,

1950; renamed ITALVEGA,

1966: Liberia owners, renamed BELLPORT;.

1971: Broken up Faslane

FORT ISLAND

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,167grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

March, 1944

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1946: Montreal Shipping Co., Montreal, renamed MONT ROLLAND;

1949: Italian owners, renamed MARIA PAOLINA G;

1960: Broken up Spezia

 

FORT JASPER

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,175grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

March, 1943

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Common Bros., Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1959: Broken up Beaumont

 

FORT JEMSEG

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:

November, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

History:

Sept. 23, 1943: Bound in ballast from Hull to New York, the ship was north-east of Newfoundland (5318N/4024W), when she was torpedoed by U-238 and sank.

FORT KASKASKIA

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,187grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

September, 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 HANTS COUNTY;

1949: Israeli owners, renamed TEL AVIV;

1961: Greek owners, renamed ANATOLI;

1965: Cyprus owners, renamed SUNRISE;

1969: Broken up China

 

FORT KILMAR

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,100grt

Dimensions:

441.5x57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

May, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Ellerman & Bucknall S.S. Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Notes: Completed as stores issuing ship.

Post war History:

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

1952: Panama owners, renamed CATHERINE MS;

Feb. 10, 1954: Aground off Nojima Saki, Tokyo Bay, total loss; wreck sold for breaking up.

 

FORT KOOTENAY

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

August, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; John Morrison & Son, Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1947:U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed MONGIOIA;

1950: Converted to turbines with oil firing;

1966: Liberian owners, renamed MONTJORGE;

1966: Libenan owners, renamed SEGRE;

1967: Broken up Spezia

 

FORT KULLYSPELL

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,190grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Hall Bros., Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1947: Acadia Overseas Freighters Ltd., Halifax, renamed WESTMINSTER COUNTY;

1949: Israeli owners, renamed YAFFO;

Mar. 24, 1955: Stranded Baffu Bay, Liberia, refloated and sold March, 1957.

 

FORT LA BAYE

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,162grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

October, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: Acadia Overseas Freighters Ltd., Halifax, renamed DIGBY COUNTY;

1950: Liberian owners, renamed TRAVELSTAR;

Oct. 16, 1954: Aground Bucknor Bay, Okinawa, and on fire the following day; total loss.

 

FORT LAC LA RONGE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,131grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

June, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

Aug. 3, 1944: Damaged by German one-man torpedo, towed to Appledore; Beached and laid up in River Torridge;

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Broken up Briton Ferry

 

FORT LA CLOCHE

Type:

North Sands

Registry No, 169918

Tonnage:

7,151grt

Dimensions:

439.6 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

April, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Buries Markes Ltd., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

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

1958: Panama owners, renamed CAPE DREPANON;

Feb. 1, 1961: Aground Huckleberry Island, Long Island,

Feb. 12, re-floated. Total loss; sold for breaking up.

 

FORT LA HAVE

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,166grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

March, 1944

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: Lunham & Moore Shipping Ltd., Montreal, renamed ANGUSGLEN;

1954: Lyle Shipping Co., Glasgow, renamed CAPE MELAN;

1955: Greek owners, renamed AGHIOS SPYRIDON;

May 27, 1959: On passage from Hampton Roads to Japan, she went aground some 80 miles west of Cuba and caught fire;

June 19, 1959, refloated and sold to Greek owners and resold to British breakers;

Broken up Troon, Scotland in 1961.

 

FORT LAJOIE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,134grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

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.;

1959: Broken up Mobile, Alabama

 

FORT LA MAUNE

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 166056

Tonnage:

7,130grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Davie SB. & Rep. Co., Lauzon

Delivery Date:

May, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Booth S.S. Co., Liverpool for M.O.W.T.

History:

Jan. 25, 1944: The ship was on passage from New York to India and was near Socotra Island  (1304N/5630E) when she was sunk by the German submarine U-188.

 

FORT LA MONTEE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.1

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

October, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; J. & C. Harrison Ltd., London for M.O.W.T.

History:

Aug. 4, 1943: The ship caught fire at Algiers, towed into the bay and the forepart blew up, damaging the destroyer H.M.S. Arrow. The aft section had to be sunk by gunfire from a Royal Navy submarine to stop it blowing up. The remains of the forward section burned for several days.

 

FORT LANGLEY

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,285grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Victoria Machinery Depot Co., Victoria

Delivery Date:

May, 1945

Owners;Managers:

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

Notes: Completed as stores issuing ship.

Post war History:

1954: Admiralty, stores ship;

1970: Broken up Bilbao

 

FORT LA PRAIRIE, launched as FORT LA PRAIRIE and completed by the Davie SB. & Rep. Co., Lauzon, in June, 1942, as PRINCE ALBERT PARK.

 

FORT LA PRAIRIE

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169714

Tonnage:

7,138grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

United Shipyards Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

November, 1943

Official Number: 169714

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Common Bros., Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

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

1964: Antarctica (Bermuda) Shipping Co., Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda

Sold to Japanese shipbreakers, arriving at Hirao, Japan, on March 22, 1967. Sale price was a reported $139,000.

 

FORT LA REINE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

July, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

History:

Aug. 17, 1942: On passage from Vancouver to London, on her maiden voyage, the ship was in the Windward Passage (18 30n/75 20W) when she was sunk by the German submarine U-658.

 

FORT LA TOUR

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169581

Tonnage:

7,142grt

Dimensions:

439.6 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

May, 1943

Official Number: 169581

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Stephens Sutton Ltd., Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1951: Megantic Freighters Ltd., Montreal, renamed ASSIMINA K;

1959: renamed JEAN BAPTISTE,

1960: Broken up Blyth, Northumberland, UK

 

FORT LA TRAITE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,134grt

Dimensions:

439.6 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

December, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Evan. Thomas & Radcliffe Ltd., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed ITALSOLE;

1949: Converted to diesel used as car carrier for Fiat Co.

1965: Liberian owners, renamed FREEPORT;

1972: Broken up Faslane

 

FORT LAWRENCE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,134grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

January, 1943

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Frank C. Strick & Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1958: Broken up Mobile, Alabama

 

FORT LENNOX

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169649

Tonnage:

7,149grt

Dimensions:

441.6 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

September, 1943

Official Number: 169649

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1948: Vancouver Oriental Line Ltd., Vancouver, renamed CARIBOU COUNTY;

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

1960: Panama owners, renamed SILVER PEAK;

Apr. 12, 1967: Bound from Yawata to Hong Kong in ballast, the ship ran aground on a reef some 100 miles from Keelung. Her crew were airlifted to safety by a U.S. Navy helicopter. The ship became a total loss and was looted by the crews of more than 20 Taiwanese fishing vessels.

 

FORT LIARD

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,131grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Victoria Machinery Depot Co., Victoria

Delivery Date:

September, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; C. Salvesen & Co., Leith for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1958: Broken up Beaumont

 

FORT LIVINGSTONE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,135grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

November, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Wing Management Co., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.:

1948: Italian owners, renamed PIETRO ORSEOLO;

1960: Yugoslav owners, renamed BOR;

1970: Broken up Split

 

FORT LONGUEUIL

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 168397

Tonnage:

7,128grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

United Shipyards Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

December 1942

Official Number: 168397

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; J. Chambers & Co., Liverpool for M.O.W.T.

History:

Sept. 19, 1943: Bound from Barry to Australia, the ship was south of Chagos Island when she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-532 and sank.  SS Fort Longueuil

 

FORT LOUISBOURG

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 168633

Tonnage:

7,130grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

April, 1942

Official Number: 168633

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1957; Converted to grain hulk

1960: Broken up Baltimore, Maryland

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