Barber, E. B.

1953                                E. B. Barber                                         1985

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Port Arthur ON by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Hull 111
Launched April 11, 1953

574’ LOA, 560’6” LBP, 59’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oll-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 3300 SHP

Enrolled at
560.5 x 59.2 x 27.1, 8619 GT, 6056 NT     Can 194458     to:
Algoma Steamships Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie ON (home port Sault Ste. Marie ON)

Entered service Sept 1953

Deepened (by the addition of a trunk deck) and converted to self-unloader 1964 at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipyards
Remeasured to 10420 GT, 7396 NT

Transferred 1965 to parent Algoma Central & Hudson Bay Railway.

Sold for scrap 1985 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC July 16, 1985 with MV Saginaw Bay under tow.  Tow arrived Vigo Spain Aug 8, 1985

IMO 5095476






2 thoughts on “Barber, E. B.

    • I’d post your request in the Information Search section of I’d put in Guest for username. I’m checking now to see how they want us to do this.

      By the way, it is a trunk deck, not truck. Put in to increase bulk cargo capacity, not to get involved with vehicles.

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