Bradley, M.A.

1908                                  M. A. Bradley                                  1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 38
Keel laid Nov 8, 1907; launched Feb 7, 1908

482’ LOA, 460’ LBP, 52’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1450 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 1, 1908 (#49)
460.0 x 52.2 x 31.0, 5539 GT, 4127 NT     US 205009     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH April 28, 1908 (#55) to:
Alva Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Bradley, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service April 24, 1908

Sold Dec 23, 1915 to Merrimac Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Harvey H. Brown & Co., Mgr.

Transferred 1924 to Stewart Furnace Co.

Sold 1929 to Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co., Detroit MI (home port to Wilmington DE)
Converted to an automobile carrier at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works

Renamed Graham C. Woodruff 1930.

Renamed Fred L. Hewitt  (1) 1941

Requisitioned 1942 by U. S. War Shipping Administration during World War II, converted back to bulk carrier at Fairport OH by Fairport Machine Shop and transferred to Overlakes Freight Corporation, Detroit MI

Returned 1946 to previous owners

Sold 1947 to Colonial Steamships Ltd., Toronto ON, Scott Misener, Mgr. (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Everetton.
Enrolled Canadian at 468.5 x 52.2 x 26.5, 5765 GT, 3931 NT     Can 177817

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 Aug 26, 1968 with str. Charles E. Dunlap towed by German tug Rotesand.  Tow arrived Bilbao Spain Sept 23, 1968.



3 thoughts on “Bradley, M.A.

  1. Would there be a listing of Captains of the M.A. Bradley. I am wondering if John Wesley Duddleson Capt. her in 1914 + Capt Duddleson was Capt. of LC Waldo that was aground/wrecked Nov. 8 1913. I have a descendant name and email.

    • John Duddleson was captain of the Waldo apparently from 1899 (earliest records I have) through 1913. The vessel was not in service in 1914 and was sold Canadian after her rebuild after her 1913 wreck.

      Incidentally, I see Marshall Duddleson listed as captain of Waldo’s fleetmate S. R. Kirby for 1912 and J. M. Duddleson (J. Marshall?) on the Fayette Brown for 1910.

    • I see I didn’t answer your question. John Duddleson is not shown as captain of M. A. Bradley for the 1914 season or for the 1915 season when she was under a different owner.

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