Berry, B.F.

1908                                  B. F. Berry                                  1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 357
Launched Jan 11, 1908

500’ LOA, 480’ LBP, 52’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH March 13, 1908 (#34)
480.0 x 52.0 x 30.0, 6188 GT, 4775 NT     US 204981     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Lorain OH)

Reenrolled at Duluth MN March 27, 1908 (#26) to:
Fremont Steamship Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Entered service 1908

Fleet management transferred 1910 to H. K. Oakes, Cleveland OH

Transferred 1917 to Franklin Steamship Co.,

Sold April 8, 1922 to Mathews Steamship Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Berryton.
Enrolled Canadian at 480.0 x 52.0 x 25.6, 6221 GT, 5023 NT     Can 141676

Fleet went into receivership 1931.  Frederick C. Clarkson, Toronto ON, appointed receiver.

Fleet sold late 1933 to Colonial Steamships Ltd., Port Colborne ON, Scott Misener, Mgr.

Renamed Viscount Bennett 1942

Renamed C. A. Bennett 1954 (home port to Port Colborne ON)

Fleet renamed Scott Misener Steamships Ltd. 1959

Sold for scrap 1968 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC June 7, 1968 with str. Midland Prince towed by German tug Rotesand.  Tow arrived at El Puerto de Santa Maria Spain late June 1969.

IMO 5056236



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