Crete

1907                                  Crete                                  1962

 

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

 

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 352
Launched Sept 7, 1907

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 Oct 9, 1907 (#17)
480.0 x 52.0 x 30.0, 6189 GT, 4764 NT     US 204587     to:
Lackawanna Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port
Fairport OH)

Entered service 1907

Fleet renamed Interlake Steamship Co. 1913

Rebuilt 1921
Remeasured to 6030 GT, 4605 NT

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold for scrap 1962 to J. C. Berkwit & Co.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers.  Towed to Genoa Italy.

 

See history in Scanner March 2003 (#275)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 149

 

 

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