Johnson, Horace

1929                                  Horace Johnson                                 1983

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 805
Launched July 20, 1929

604’9” LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2400 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 7, 1929 (Temp #7)
587.25 x 60.25 x 27.43, 7945 GT, 6337 NT     US 228899     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)
(Original tonnages 7879 GT, 6146 NT.  Changed Feb 10, 1930)

Entered service Sept 11, 1929 clearing Lorain OH light for Two Harbors MN

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN Aug 18, 1929

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)

Remeasured 1952 to  7938 GT, 6511 NT

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

Sold for scrap 1983 to Western Metals Corporation, Thunder Bay ON.  Towed to Thunder Bay 1984 and scrapped by Shearmet Recycling, the successor to Western Metals, which had gone into receivership Dec 1983.

IMO 5154832

 

2903

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