Frick, Henry C.

1905                                  Henry C. Frick                                  1972

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 615
Launched Aug 26, 1905
With Elbert H. Gary, George W. Perkins and William E. Corey longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until J. Pierpont Morgan and Henry H. Rogers of 1906 — superseded Augustus B. Wolvin of 1904)

569’ LOA, 549’ LBP, 56’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Sept 19, 1905 Temp #8)
549.0 x 56.0 x 26.4, 6490 GT, 5016 NT     US 202443     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, Harry Coulby, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service Sept 23, 1905, clearing Bay City MI on maiden trip.

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN Sept 28, 1905 (#9)

Rebuilt 1939 at Conneaut OH
Remeasured to 555.5 x 56.25 (sic) x 26.4, 6753 GT, 5379 NT

Rebuilt 1942 at Conneaut OH.  Hatches to 24’ centers with hatch crane.
Remeasured to 556.0 length and 6834 GT, 5769 NT

Fleet reincorporated 1949 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE

Fleet merged July 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation (home port to New York NY)

Sold 1964 to Providence Shipping Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie ON, a subsidiary of Algoma Steel Corporation (home port to Nassau Bahamas) and renamed Michipicoten  (1).
Enrolled Bahamian at 556.9 x 56.2 x 26.3, 7600 GT, 5502 NT     Br 137342

Enrollment transferred to Canada 1966     Can 137342     (home port to Sault Ste. Marie ON)

Sold for scrap 1972 to Union Pipe & Machinery Co.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC Nov 15, 1972 towed by Polish tug Koral.  Broke away from her tug Nov 17 off Anticosti Island, St. Lawrence River and broke in two.  Stern section sank Nov 18;  bow section sank Nov 19.

IMO 5147956

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 195

 

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