Garretson, General

1907                                  General Garretson                                  1973

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 621
Launched Dec 29, 1906

540’ LOA, 520’ LBP, 54’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 11, 1907 (Temp #32)
520.0 x 54.0 x 26.2, 6765 GT, 5371 NT     US 203974     to:
Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH April 19, 1907 (#73)

Entered service 1907

Fleet went into receivership 1910

Sold 1913 to Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Rebuilt 1919.  Side tanks installed
Remeasured to 6297 GT, 4910 NT

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Renamed E. J. Kulas  (1) 1935

Renamed Powhatan 1936

Renamed Charles A. Paul 1937

Repowered 1952 with Skinner Unaflow engine
Remeasured 1952 to 6375 GT, 4989 NT

Renamed B. F. Jones  (2) 1956

Fleet renamed Wilson Marine Transit Co. 1957

Rebuilt 1957
Remeasured to 6251 GT, 4865 NT

Fleet sold 1972 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH
(Towed from layup berth at Buffalo NY to Toledo OH Aug 1972 but did not operate for this fleet.)

Sold 1973 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC April 24, 1973 with str. Edward S. Kendrick towed by Polish tug Koral.  Tow arrived at Castellon Spain May 19, 1973.

IMO 5032682

 

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