Builder: North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
Year of build: 1943 (Yard no. 132)
Measures: GRT 7168, DWT 10000, LOA 129,39 m, breadth 17,37 m, 628 nhp, 11,0 kn
FORT SALEESH (1943 - 1946)
Owner: MOWT - Ministry of War Transport, London, U.K.
ARGOMONT (1946 - 1949)
Owner: Constantine Line, Montreal, Canada
CORFU ISLAND (1949 - 1963)
Owner: Cia de Nav. Zita SA, Panama
20/12/1963 while on passage from Wismar to the east coast of Canada, Corfu Island went aground near Grindstone Light, Magdalene Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, following engine trouble. Due to the weather and ice conditions, the ship was abandoned and was a total loss.
From the collection of my grandfather. Source, date and location unknown.
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