Homer, Arthur B.

1960                                   Arthur B. Homer                                      1986

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 303
Keel laid March 18, 1959;  launched Nov 7, 1959
Last vessel built by this shipyard

730’ LOA, 711’ LBP, 75’ beam, 39’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 8000 SHP

Enrolled at
711.2 x 75.1 x 33.4, 13390 GT, 8442 NT     US 280946     to:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service April 20, 1960

Lengthened 1975 at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards
Remeasured to 807.2 length and 15200 GT, 10225 NT

Laid up Oct 4, 1980 at Erie PA and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1986 to Port Colborne Marine Terminals, Port Colborne ON.  Towed to Port Colborne and scrapped there.

IMO 5025627

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Nov and Dec 1997 (#14)









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