Barnes, Julius H.

1940                                   Julius H. Barnes                               1963 (19

Steel twin-screw New York State Barge Canal size bulk freighter

Built at Charleston SC by Charleston Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Hull 5500
Launched Feb 27, 1940

290’ LOA, 281’ LBP, 42’3” beam, 18’ depth
1 deck, 2 oil-fired diesel engines, 900 BHP

Enrolled at
281.3 x 42.2 x 16.0, 1623 GT, 1327 NT     US 239491     to:
Erie & St. Lawrence Corporation, New York NY

Entered service to the Great Lakes through the New York State Barge Canal Sept 1940

Sold 1954 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Sold 1957 to Toth Motorships Ltd., Toledo OH and returned to the Great Lakes

Sold 1963 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Abocol (Br 316334) 1963

Grounded Nov 17, 1973 at Cartagena Spain enroute from Tampa FL.  Returned to New Orleans LA for repair, abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss and laid up.  Converted to barge 1977

IMO 5177066

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 27

 

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