Hobson, Robert

1927                                  Robert Hobson                                  1985

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 794
Launched Oct 30, 1926

600’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH
586.3 x 60.2 x 27.9, 8024 GT, 6314 NT     US 226175     to:
Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service March 1927

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold for scrap 1975 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON and towed to Port Colborne.  Resold to Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Thorold ON (home port to Port Colborne ON) and renamed Outarde  (3)
Enrolled Canadian at 9086 GT, 6728 NT     Can 348593

Boilers converted to oil firing at Toronto ON winter 1975-1976

Laid up Dec 21, 1983 at Toronto ON and did not operate again

Fleet sold 1984 to Transport Desgagnes Ltd.,

Sold for scrap 1985 to ULS International.  Towed to Port Colborne ON and scrapped there.

IMO 5297634

See history in Scanner Feb and March 1993 (#202)



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