Leonard, George B.

1903                                  George B. Leonard                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 57
Launched Dec 17, 1902

400’ LOA, 380’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, 11 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL April 11, 1903(#59)
380.0 x 50.0 x 23.6, 4234 GT, 3070 NT     US 86671     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH

Reenrolled at Chicago IL April 17, 1903 (Temp #65) to:
United States Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Oswego NY)

Entered service 1903

Permanent enrollment at Oswego NY April 30, 1903 (#8)

Cargo hold rebuilt 1910 to arch construction

Wilkinson fleets merged 1911 into Great Lakes Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Traded in 1943 with four other vessels of the fleet to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of strs. J. Burton Ayers and J. H. Hillman Jr.  Operated during World War II by Great Lakes Steamship Co.

Laid up end of 1944 season at Erie PA

Sold for scrap 1946 to Steel Company of Canada.  Towed to Hamilton ON Nov 1946 and scrapped there.

 

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