Andrews, Matthew 1

1907                                  Matthew Andrews   1                                1978

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 437
Launched Jan 12, 1907

552’ LOA, 532’ LBP, 56’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1760 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH March 18, 1907 (#62)
532.0 x 56.0 x 31.0, 7014 GT, 5497 NT     US 203907     to:
Kinsman Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1907

Renamed Harry L. Findlay 1933

Rebuilt 1954 and repowered with Skinner Unaflow engine at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 7038 GT, 5509 NT

Fleet renamed Kinsman Marine Transit Co. 1963

Renamed Paul L. Tietjen 1965

Sold for scrap 1978 to Triad Salvage Inc. and scrapped at Ashtabula OH

IMO 5143340

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Feb 1981 (#219)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 349

 

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