Humphrey, George M. 2

1954                                George M. Humphrey  2                          1986

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 871
Built in dry dock (too large for existing building berths);  floated June 19, 1954

710’ LOA, 690’ LBP, 75’ beam, 37’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 8500 SHP

Enrolled at
690.4 x 75.9 x 32.9, 14034 GT, 10528 NT     US 268564     to:
National Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna Co., Mgr. (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service Oct 1954

Laid up Dec 31, 1983 at Ecorse MI and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1986 to Taiwanese shipbreakers.  Fitted out and cleared Ecorse Aug 13 for Quebec QC with a crew of retired Hanna employees (retired Vice President Howard Andrews was oneof the deckhands), whereupon the crew took the train to Windsor ON and returned to Ecorse to pick up str. Paul H. Carnahan.  Cleared Lauzon QC with Carnahan Sept 2, 1986 towed by Dutch tug Smit-Lloyd 109.  Tow arrived Kaohsiung Taiwan Dec 10, 1986.

IMO 5128895

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 182






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