Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Home Up Fleet List A-B Fleet List C-F Fleet List G-L Fleet List M-Q Fleet List R-Z War Damage & Losses Roll of Honour - Forts

Fleet List M-Q

Fort Michipicoten, Lyttelton, NZ, 1948

Photo courtesy of Mike West

M  N  O  P  Q

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 MCDONNELL

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,203grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August, 1944

Owners;Managers:

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

Notes: Completed as stores issuing ship.

Post war History:

1947: Greek owners, renamed CLIFFSIDE;

1951: Greek owners, renamed CAVODORO;

1953: Greek owners, renamed CAPTAIN LUKIS;

1968: Broken up Kaohsiung

 

FORT MACHAULT

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,160grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

November, 1942

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Larrinaga Steamship Co., Liverpool for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1947: sold, renamed L'EMERILLON;

Feb. 18, 1949: Aground on rocks 40 miles east of Bona, North Africa. Total loss.

 

FORT MACKINAC, launched as FORT MACKINAC and completed by Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver, in October, 1943, as BEATON PARK.

 

FORT MACKINAC, launched as FORT MACKINAC and completed by West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver, in August, 1944, as DOMINION PARK.

 

FORT MCLEOD

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,127grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Yarrows Ltd., Esquimau

Delivery Date:

June, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Alfred Holt & Co., Liverpool for M.O.W.T.

History:

Mar. 4, 1944: Bound from Colombo to Durban, the ship was south-west of the Maldive Islands when she was sunk by submarine.

 

FORT MCLOUGHLIN

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,129grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

May, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed SEBASTIANO VENIER;

1952: Italian owners, renamed AIRONE;

1965: Broken up Vado, Italy.

 

FORT MCMURRAY

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Morel Ltd., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed PEGASO

 

FORT MCPHERSON

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

Post war History:

1950: Waverley Overseas Freighters Ltd., Halifax, renamed LABRADOR;

1956: Greek owners, renamed POSEIDON;

1960: Lebanese owners, renamed MARICHRISTINA;

1969: Cyprus owners, renamed IBRAHIM K;

Dec. 18, 1969: Aground off Tocra, Libya, while bound for Benghazi with a cargo of cement and 29 passengers, and broke up in the heavy seas.

 

FORT MAISSONEUVE

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 168459

Tonnage:

7,128grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

United Shipyards Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

May, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Chellew Steamship Management Co., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

History:

Dec. 15, 1944: While bound for Antwerp, the ship was sunk by a mine.

 

FORT MARIN

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,159grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

October, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: Argonaut Navigation Co., Montreal, renamed ARGO-JOHN;

1960: Greek owners, renamed KERTIS;

Broken up Kaohsiung 1966.

 

FORT MASSAC

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,157grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

September, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; John Cory & Sons Ltd., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

Feb. 1, 1946: On passage from Middlesbrough to Cape Town with a general cargo, the ship was in a collision off the Sunk Light Vessel with the Thornaby and sank (Thames Estuary area).

 

FORT MATTAGAMI

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169934

Tonnage:

7,150grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

May, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; John Cory & Sons Ltd., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: Acadia Overseas Freighters, Halifax, renamed HALIGONIAN PRINCESS,

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

Broken up Kaohsiung 1968.

 

FORT MAUREPAS

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

September, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Italian owners, renamed ROSA CORRADO;

1964: Italian owners, renamed TINDARI:

Broken up Vado, Italy 1965.

 

FORT MEDUCTIC

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

Broken up Mobile, Alabama in 1959.

 

FORT MIAMI, launched as FORT MIAMI and completed by West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver, in November, 1943, and completed as WINDERMERE PARK.

 

FORT MIAMI, launched as FORT MIAMI and completed by West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver, in September, 1944, and completed as MOUNT ROBSON PARK.

 

FORT MIAMI

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August, 1942

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; E. T. Radcliffe & Co., Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

History

launched as FORT ROUGE, completed as MOUNT ROBSON PARK; renamed FORT MIAMI, 1944

Post war History:

1950: Rex Shipping Co., London, renamed MIDHURST;

1957: Panama owners, renamed ANDALUSIA;

1964: Hong Kong owners, renamed SEVILLA;

Broken up Keelung 1967.

 

FORT MICHIPICOTEN

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169707

Tonnage:

7,152grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

September, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Maclay & Mcintyre Ltd., Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

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

1964: Greek owners, renamed AGENOR;

Nov. 6, 1968: Arrived in tow at Singapore after suffering a serious leak in the engine-room in the South China Sea, total loss.

Broken up Singapore 1969.

 

FORT MINGAN

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 168468

Tonnage:

7,130grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Davie SB. & Rep. Co., Lauzon

Delivery Date:

May, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1948: Acadia Overseas Freighters, Halifax, renamed HALIGONIAN KING;

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

Broken up Santander 1966.

 

FORT MISSANABIE

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169617

Tonnage:

7,147grt

Dimensions:

441.6 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

July, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

History:

May 19, 1944: Shortly after leaving Taranto, Italy she was sunk by the German submarine U-453.

 

FORT MOOSE

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169697

Tonnage:

7,130grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

United Shipyards Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

October, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Larrinaga Steamship Co., Liverpool for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: Acadia Overseas Freighters, Halifax, renamed HALIGONIAN PRINCE;

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

1966: Greek owners, renamed ASTRONAFTIS;

1968: Cuban owners, renamed CARLOS MANUEL DE CESPEDES;

Broken up Vinaroz 1973.

 

FORT MUMFORD

Type:

,; North Sands

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipyard, Prince Rupert

Delivery Date:

December, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; Sir W. Reardon Smith & Sons, Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

History:

Mar. 20, 1943: On her maiden voyage from Vancouver to the Middle East, via New Zealand, the ship was off the west coast of India when she was sunk by the Japanese submarine 1-27. There was just one survivor from the 51 crew and gunners.

 

FORT MUSQUARRO

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169885

Tonnage:

7,150grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

April, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Charles Strubin & Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

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

1957: Greek owners, renamed RIO DORO;

Broken up Hirao, Japan in 1963.

FORT NAKASLEY

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

March, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1950: Lunham & Moore Shipping Ltd., Montreal, renamed ARGODON;

1956: Taiwan owners, renamed UNION METROPOLE;

Broken up Kaohsiung 1967.

 

FORT NASHWAAK

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,134grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

February, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Liberian owners, renamed GENERAL ARTIGAS;

Broken up Kaohsiung 1967.

 

FORT NIAGARA, launched as FORT NIAGARA and completed by United Shipyards Ltd., Montreal, in April 1944 as LA SALLE PARK.

 

FORT NIPIGON

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 168818

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

April, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

Broken up Jersey City 1958.

 

FORT NISQUALLY

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,132grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

August, 1942

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; McGowan & Gross Ltd., London for M.O.W.T.

Notes

Launched as FORT CARLTON, completed as KOOTENAY PARK, renamed FORT NISQUALLY, 1944

Post war History:

1950: Kingsport Shipping Co., Montreal, renamed KINGSMOUNT;

1957: Panama owners, renamed MONTEPLATA;

1961: Panama owners, renamed EKALI;

1962: Greek owners, renamed LOYAL FORTUNES;

Broken up Alexandria 1974.

 

FORT NORFOLK

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169591

Tonnage:

7,131grt

Dimensions:

440.5 x 57.2

Builders:

United Shipyards Ltd., Montreal

Delivery Date:

July, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Sir Wm. Reardon Smith & Sons, Cardiff for M.O.W.T.

History:

June 24, 1944: After discharging her cargo at Juno beach, Normandy, the ship was sunk by mine as she returned to the anchorage.

 

FORT NORMAN

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

440 x 57.2

Builders:

West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

September, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; W. H Cockerline & Co., Hull for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.; 1948: Pakistan owners, renamed AL MURTAZA ALI;

1954: Pakistan owners, renamed ANWARBAKSH;

 

FORT NORWAY: see FORT SPOKANE

 

FORT NOTTINGHAM

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169966

Tonnage:

7,151grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

July, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Capper Alexander & Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

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

1960: Hong Kong owners, renamed HO FUNG;

Broken up China 1974.

FORT ORLEANS

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,166grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

November, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1946: Montreal Shipping Co., Montreal, renamed MOUNT SORREL;

1948: Dutch owners, renamed BUYS BALLOT;

1949: Dutch owners, renamed LAAGKERK;

Broken up Hong Kong 1959.

 

FORT PANMURE

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,155grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

October, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Andrew Weir & Co., London for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: Saguenay Terminals Ltd., Montreal, renamed SUN VALLEY;

1960: Taiwan owners, renamed KALLY;

Broken up Kaohsiung 1966.

 

FORT PASKOYAC

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,134grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver

Delivery Date:

October, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

1948: Persian owners, renamed IRAN;

1953: Panama owners, renamed HASSAN;

1954: Panama owners, renamed TIHA;

1962: Saint Line Ltd., London, renamed ST. DUNSTON; 

1962: Hong Kong owners, renamed BENAME;

Broken up Kaohsiung 1967.

 

FORT PELLY

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,131grt

Dimensions:

441.5x57.2

Builders:

Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt

Delivery Date:

August, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

History:

July 20, 1943: Sunk in an air attack on ships at Augusta, Sicily.

 

FORT PEMBINA

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:

August, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

Broken up Baltimore 1958.

 

FORT PERROT

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,171grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Prince Rupert Drydock & Shipyard, Prince Rupert

Delivery Date:

February, 1944

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Headlam & Son, Whitby, Yorks. for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1947: Montreal Shipping Co., Montreal, renamed ROCKSIDE;

1952: Honduran owners, renamed DORION;

1959: Greek owners, renamed APOLLONIA;

1960: Greek owners, renamed ANTONIOS S;

Broken up Yokohama,Japan in 1963.

 

FORT PIC

Type:

North Sands

Registry No. 169729

Tonnage:

7,150grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Marine Industries Ltd., Sorel

Delivery Date:

November, 1943

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1948: Acadia Overseas Freighters, Halifax, renamed HALIGONIAN BARON;

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

1957: Liberian flag, renamed CASSIOPEIA;

1961: Hong Kong owners, renamed SHAUKIWAH;

1965: Honq Konq owners, renamed ASIA ENTERPRISE:

Broken up Yokosuka, Japan in 1967.

 

FORT PINE

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:

July, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.;

sold for breaking 1980s.

 

FORT PITT

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

July, 1942

Owners;Managers:

U.S.W.S.A.; H. Hogarth & Sons, Glasgow for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1948: U.S.M.C.;

Broken up Mobile 1959.

 

FORT POPLAR

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,133grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

Burrard Dry Dock Co., North Vancouver

Delivery Date:

October, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1947: U.S.M.C.; 1948: Italian owners, renamed ETRUSCO;

Mar. 16, 1956: On passage from Erenameden to Boston, she went aground near Cedar Point, Scituate, Mass, in bad weather; refloated Nov. 22, total loss;

1956: Liberian owners, renamed SCITUATE;

1961: Greek owners, renamed IRENE X;

Apr. 8, 1964: On passage from Haiphong to Korea, she went aground near Haiphong, refloated Apr. 11, badly damaged; arrived Hong Kong, May 10 in tow;

Aug. 9, 1964: Broke moorings during a typhoon, suffered further damage;

Sold to Hong Kong ship-breakers 1964.

 

FORT PROVIDENCE

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,201 grt

Dimensions:

; 441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

September, 1944

Owners;Managers:

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

Post war History:

1948: Eastboard Navigation Co., Toronto, renamed EASTWATER;

1952: Atlantic Shipping Agencies Ltd., Montreal, renamed DUNESIDE;

1953: Italian owners, renamed MAR LIBERO;

1959: Yugoslav owners, renamed DUGIOTOK;

Broken up Yokosuka, Japan in 1967.

 

FORT PRUDHOMME

Type:

Victory

Tonnage:

7,167grt

Dimensions:

441.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

October, 1943

Owners;Managers:

D.O.C.; Charlton, McCallum & Co., Newcastle for M.O.W.T.

Post war History:

1946: Vancouver Oriental Line Ltd., Vancouver, renamed CUMBERLAND COUNTY;

1950: Liberian owners, renamed CORSAIR; 1954:

Liberian owners, renamed NICOLAOS;

Broken up Kure 1969.

 

FORT QU'APPELLE

Type:

North Sands

Tonnage:

7,121 grt

Dimensions:

438.5 x 57.2

Builders:

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

Delivery Date:

March, 1942

Owners;Managers:

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

History:

May 17, 1942: On her maiden voyage from Vancouver to the U.K., the ship was north of Bermuda when she was sunk by the German submarine U-135 with the loss of 12 crew.

Send mail to Angela DeRoy-Jones with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: May 27, 2004

Copyright notice: Please note that the photographic copyright belongs to that of the original owners.