Lake Sapor

(1919) 1930                           Lake Sapor                            1943 (1947)

Steel bulk freight barge

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit  Shipbuilding Co., Hull 251
Laid down as Lake Folsom
Launched Feb 27, 1919
Built as a general cargo freighter for the United States Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes upon completion

261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’6” beam, 28’2” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI
251.0 x 43.6 x 26.1, 2592 GT, 1604 NT     US 217657 

Sold 1925 from the postwar reserve fleet to Ford Motor Co., Detroit MI and returned to the Great Lakes.  Converted to barge and lengthened 62’ at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works
Remeasured to  313.0 x 43.6 x 26.0, 3159 GT, 3017 NT

Entered Great Lakes service 1930

Requisitioned 1943 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes via Illinois and  Mississippi Rivers.  Repowered before she left with one of the twin triple expansion engines from str. Maitland No. 1 (the other went into the requisitioned barge Lake Pleasant).

To Panamanian registry 1946

Wrecked Feb 14, 1947 on Mina Shima Reef off Japan.  No lives lost.  Enroute from Honolulu HI to Shanghai China with cargo of gasoline and other freight.



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