Hulst, John

1938                                 John Hulst                                      1983

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 286
Launched Jan 8, 1938

611’6” LOA, 594’3 ¼” LBP, 60’ beam, 32’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 2000 SHP

Enrolled at Detroit May 17, 1938 (Temp #21)
593.3 x 60.2 x 28.2, 8302 GT, 6130 NT     US 237380     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service May 21, 1938 clearing River Rouge MI light for Duluth MN

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN May 23, 1938

Fleet reincorporated 1949 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE)

Fleet merged July 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation (home port to New York NY)

Fleet renamed United States Steel Great Lakes Fleet 1967 (home port to Wilmington DE)

Laid up Aug 1979 at Duluth MN and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1983 to Western Metals Corporation, Thunder Bay ON  Towed to Thunder Bay and scrapped there by Shearmet Recycling, successor to Western Metals, which had gone into receivership in Dec 1983

IMO 5173838

See history in Scanner May 1995 (#221)





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