Hartwell, Fred G. 2

1923                                  Fred G. Hartwell     2                                  1984

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 781
Launched Oct 28, 1922

617’ LOA, 596’ LBP, 64’ beam, 33’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers triple expansion engine, 2400 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 5, 1923 (Temp #33)
602.8 x 64.2 x 28.5, 8889 GT, 6942 NT     US 222641     to:
Franklin Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, H. K. Oakes, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Delivered to owners Dec 1, 1922 but not put into service until the beginning of the 1923 season. Cleared Lorain OH May 3, 1923 with coal for Duluth MN-Superior WI

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN July 25, 1923 (#2)

Home port to Fairport OH 1927

Fleet management transferred 1930 to Bethlehem Transportation Corporation

Remeasured 1933 to 9144 GT, 7198 NT

Home port to Wilmington DE 1936

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

Fleet transferred 1944 to Hanna Ore Co.

Renamed Matthew Andrews  (2) 1951

Remeasured 1953 to 9159 GT, 7211 NT

Sold 1962 to Misener Enterprises Ltd., Port Colborne ON (home port to London Eng.)
Enrolled British at 602.8 x 64.2 x 28.5, 10418 GT, 7405 NT     Br 304498

Renamed George M. Carl  (2) 1963

Transferred 1965 to Scott Misener Steamships Ltd. (home port to Port Colborne ON)
Enrollment transferred to Canada 1965     Can 304498

Boilers converted to oil firing 1972 at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks

Fleet renamed Misener Transportation Ltd. late 1978

Laid up at Toronto ON at end of 1982 season and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1984.  Cleared Quebec QC Aug 25, 1984 with str. Conallison towed by Polish tug Koral.  Tow arrived Aviles Spain Sept 17, 1984.

IMO 5404433

See history in Scanner Oct 2010 (#330)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian Dec 1996 (#13)

 

2301

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *