Green, Fred W.

(1918) 1927                                  Fred W. Green                                  1941 (1942)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 205
Launched Sept 26, 1918
Built as Craycroft for the United States Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes upon completion

261’10” LOA, 253’6” LBP, 43’6” beam, 22’6” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1220 IHP

Enrolled at
253.5 x 43.8 x 9.5, 2292 GT, 1367 NT     US 217055

Sold 1927 from the postwar reserve fleet to John J. Roen, Charlevoix MI (home port to Charlevoix MI), renamed Fred W. Green and returned to the Great Lakes. Converted to crane vessel at Muskegon MI by John J. Roen.

Entered Great Lakes service 1927

Transferred 1936 to Northwestern Co., Sturgeon Bay WI

Requisitioned 1941 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Sunk May 31, 1942 by German submarine 200 miles east of Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean.  Five lives lost including that of her captain

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember  III p. 160



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