Spruceglen - Montreal, Canada       Call sign - VRUV3     IMO number - 8119261     Owner - Canada Steamship Lines

Location - Westbound in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada     Photograph Date - 17 December 2002
Photographer - Rene Beauchamp     Added to archive - 3 Mar 2003     Last updated - 8 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - August 1981
  Keel laid - March 1982
  Launched - January 1983
  Delivered - April 1983

  (a) Selkirk Settler - Canada (1987)
  (b) Selkirk Settler - Isle of Man (1991)
  (c) Federal St. Louis - Bahamas (1991)
  (d) Federal Fraser - Philipines (1995)
  (e) Federal Fraser - Hong Kong (1998)
  (f) Federal Fraser - Panama (2001)
  (g) Fraser - Panama (25 Oct 2002)
  (h) Fraser - Canada (11 Dec 2002)
  (i) Spruceglen (2) - Canada

  As of March 2003 she is still in service as Spruceglen

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Bulk Carrier
  Gross tonnage - 22,388
  Net tonnage - 11,648
  Deadweight tonnage - 35,315
  L.O.A. - 222.54 meters
  L.B.P. - 216.92 meters
  Width overall - 23.17 meters
  Width moulded - 23.08 meters
  Draught - 9.77 meters
  Depth - 14.64 meters
  Container capacity (on deck) - none
  Container capacity (in holds) - none
  Reefer container capacity - none

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Govan Shipbuilders Ltd.
  Country - Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
  Hull number - 256
  Engine builder - Clark Hawthork Ltd. - Wallsend, U.K.
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Sulzer 4RLB76 diesel
  Horsepower - 10,880 bhp or 8,003 kW
  Speed - 13 knots
  Bow thuster - KaMeWa 1,240 bhp
  Cort nozzle around propeller aft
  Cranes - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Originally owned by Misener Transportation, St. Catharnies, Ontario, Canada as Selkirk Settler
* Sisterships - Canada Marquis and Saskatchewan Pioneer
* All 3 ships were constructed to Lloyds 100 A1 classification with strengthened hulls for heavy cargoes. Holds #1, 3 & 7 or 2, 4 & 6 can be empty when such cargoes are being carried. She was fitted with hydraulically operated Macgregor hatches that incorporate automated cleating
* 5 May 1983 Selkirk Settler arrived at Port Weller harbour on her maiden voyage from Govan, Scotland
* In 1991 she was owned by Ubem S.A., Belgium as Federal St. Louis
* In 1994 she was apparently first owned by Primera Ship Management (Nuk Maritime Corp, Manager), then Crimson Line, Japan and finally Koyo Line, Japan
* In 1995 she was sold to Prominent Star Ltd., Hong Kong (Univan Ship Management Ltd., manager) as Federal Fraser
* 1998 until 2002 she was operated by FedNav International, Canada originally as Federal Fraser then as Fraser
* 2002 sold to Canada Steamship Lines (M&N Shipping Corporation), renamed Spruceglen (2) and re-flagged Canadian

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
Additional information - Andy Torrence & Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

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