SS Fort Abitibi

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Career (UK)
Name: SS Fort Abitibi
Owner: Ministry of War Transport
Operator: Smith Hogg & Co., West Hartlepool
Builder: Canadian Vickers Ltd., of Montreal
Completed: May 1942
Fate: Broken up 1958
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: North Sands-type Fort class cargo ship
Tonnage: 7,125 GRT
Length: 440 ft 6 in (134.26 m)
Beam: 57 ft 2 in (17.42 m)


The SS Fort Abitibi was a North Sands type Fort class ship of registered 7125 gross tonnage measuring 440.5 x 57.2 feet.[2]

Fort Abitibi was built by Canadian Vickers Ltd., of Montreal with Registry No.168825, and was delivered in May, 1942 to the U.S. War Shipping Administration, and operated by Smith Hogg & Co., West Hartlepool. It was used by the U.S. Maritime Commission; in 1947 and was later transferred to Sir R Ropner & Co. Ltd., of West Hartlepool for the Ministry of War Transport. It was broken up in Baltimore, Maryland USA in 1958.[3]

It sailed to Australia on several occasions,[4] and was part of the merchant navy fleet supplying Britain during World War II.[5]

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