Byers, A.M.

1910                                  A. M. Byers                                  1974

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 448
Launched May 7, 1910

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1760 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 14, 1910 (Temp #53)
504.0 x 54.0 x 30.0, 6364 GT, 4841 NT     US 207504     to:
North American Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, R. A. Williams, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service June 1910

Fleet transferred 1920 to Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan WI

Home port to Wilmington DE 1928

Converted to self-unloader 1955 at Toledo OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 6193 GT, 4765 NT

Renamed Clemens A. Reiss  (2) 1959

Fleet sold June 1969 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY.  (Fleet managed by Boland & Cornelius but continued as a subsidiary under its former name.)

Renamed Jack Wirt 1970

Sold 1972 to Erie Sand Steamship Co., Erie PA

Sold for scrap 1974 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC May 8, 1974 with str. Ben W. Calvin towed by Polish tug Koral.  Tow arrived Valencia Spain before June 7, 1974.

IMO 5075919

 

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