Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.K.
Official Number 169167
Rig Tug

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 136.00
Width 30.00
Depth 15.25
Gross Tonnage 479.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00066

Vessel History

History Sold in 1971, to Big D Line, Ltd., to tow tanker-barge ALFRED CYTACKI on St. Clair River-Detroit River service.Apparently converted to a three-masted schooner c.1981 at Toronto.
\"Tug/whatever EMPIRE SANDY\" damaged in fire at Toronto's Pier 6. The tug was evidently lying in a slip near a freight shed which caught fire on February 15, 1981. Pier 6 lies at the foot of York Street. (Scanner, March 1981, p 4)

Build Information

Builder Clelands (Successors), Ltd.
Place Built Willinton Quaye-on-Tyne, Great Britain
Date Built 1943-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
CHRIS M.1952-00-001979-00-00CANADA169167
EMPIRE SANDY1979-00-00CANADA169167

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
British Admiralty1943-00-001948-00-00U.K.169167
Risdon Beazley, Ltd.1948-00-001951-00-00U.K.169167
Great Lakes Paper Co., Ltd.1951-00-001969-00-00U.K.169167
Gravel & Lake Service, Ltd.1969-00-001971-00-00CANADA169167
Big D Line, Ltd.1971-00-001972-00-00CANADA169167
Blue Water Towing, Ltd.1972-00-001975-00-00CANADA169167
Joyce E. Rogers1975-00-001981-00-00CANADA169167
Empire Sandy, Inc.1981-00-00CANADA169167