Ford, Emory L.

1916                                  Emory L. Ford                                  1981

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 715
Launched July 15, 1916

600’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth,
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 7, 1916 (#2)
580.0 x 60.0 x 32.0, 7986 GT, 6225 NT     US 214318     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)  (?)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 26, 1916 (#7) to:
Franklin Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, H. K. Oakes, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Entered service Aug 26, 1916 clearing Lorain OH light to Marquette MI

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN Sept 14, 1916 (#9)

Home port to Fairport OH 1927

Fleet management transferred 1930 to Bethlehem Transportation Corporation

Home port to Wilmington DE 1936

Fleet management transferred 1940 to M. A. Hanna Co.

Fleet transferred 1944 to Hanna Ore Co.

Remeasured 1956 to 8042 GT, 6282 NT

Chartered to Gartland Steamship Co., Chicago IL for the 1963 and 1964 seasons

Sold 1965 to Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan WI and renamed Raymond H. Reiss.

Repowered 1966 with new diesel engine at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards.
Remeasured to 8220 GT, 6496 NT

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

Traded 1971 to American Ship Building Co., Lorain OH as part payment on MV Roger M. Kyes being built by them for her owner

Assigned early 1972 to AmShip subsidiary Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Sold spring 1972 (before fitout completed) to Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Sold for scrap 1980 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Scrapped there in 1981.

IMO 5103560

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 322

 

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