Registry and Rig Information

Registry CANADA
Official Number 194320
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 253.33
Width 43.66
Depth 19.00
Gross Tonnage 2197.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00255

Vessel History

Rebuilds Deepened by Canadian Vickers, Ltd., Montreal, P.Q., in 1959 (253.33 x 43.66 x 22.66; 2454 gross - 1741 registered).
History Canadian registry closed December 7, 1973; transferred to British West Indies.As NORTHCLIFFE HALL: Suffered four small holes in hull by striking bank of Welland Canal near Allanburg, September 8, 1970, while passing steamer CAROL LAKE.
As ROLAND DESGAGNES: Suffered only minor damages when she grounded in the St. Lawrence River about one mile below the Thousand Island Bridge on October 18, 1980. She was freed the following day.
She was aground for about fourteen hours near the south end of the St. Clair River on November 2, 1981. Upbound with pig iron, she was refloated with the aid of the tugs SHANNON, WHITNEY, and KINSALE.
Disposition Ran aground near Pointe au Pic, Quebec, St. Lawrence River, on May 27, 1982. Sank after being pulled off in position 47.36N x 70.09W; no lives lost.

Build Information

Builder Canadian Vickers, Ltd.
Place Built Montreal, P.Q.
Date Built 1952-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
NORTHCLIFFE HALL1962-00-001976-00-00CANADA194320
ROLAND DESGAGNES1976-00-001982-00-00CANADA194320

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Hall Corp. of Canada, Ltd.1952-00-001975-00-00CANADA194320
Les Chargeurs Unis, Inc. (M. Desgagnes, Mgr.)1976-00-001978-00-00CANADA194320
Rail & Water Terminal (Que.), Ltd. (M. Desgagnes, Mgr.)1978-00-001982-00-00CANADA194320
Tara Corp., Ltd.1975-00-001976-00-00CANADA194320