Block, Joseph L.

1976                                 Joseph L. Block                                               

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Co., Hull 715
Launched Feb 26, 1976

728’ LOA, 714’ LBP, 78’ beam, 45’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 7200 BHP

Enrolled at
714.8 x 78.1 x 42.7, 14955 GT, 10805 NT     US 574870     to:
Inland Steel Co., Chicago IL (home port Chicago IL)

Entered service Aug 15, 1976 clearing Sturgeon Bay WI light for Escanaba MI

Inland Steel Co. sold 1998 to Ispat International, a Netherlands company and to permit continued operation of the fleet between U.S. ports the vessels were transferred to subsidiary Indiana Harbor Steamship Co., managed by Central Marine Logistics, Griffith IN.

IMO 7502320

In service 2011 for Central Marine Logistics

 

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