Lynch, Thomas

1906                                  Thomas Lynch                                  1971


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 73
Launched March 9, 1907

601’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2000 IHP

Towed to Port Huron MI May 1907 because of shipyard strike for engine installation.

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 3, 1907 (Temp #1)
580.0 x 58.0 x 27.5, 7240 GT, 5450 NT     US 204212     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1907

Rebuilt 1943
Remeasured to 586.5 x 58.2 x 27.4, 7691 GT, 6165 NT

Rebuilt 1950.  Hatches to 24’ centers.
Remeasured to 7723 GT, 6198 NT

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)

Broke her shaft Sept 20, 1960 in Lake Huron.  Laid up at Milwaukee WI and did not operate again for this fleet.

Sold 1965 to Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Wiarton  (2)
Enrolled Canadian at 587.4 x 58.2 x 27.7, 8829 GT, 6513 NT     Can 325773

Sold for scrap 1971 to United Metals Ltd.  Towed Toronto ON to Hamilton ON, where she was stripped, her hull was filled with stone and she was sunk with strs. Grovedale and Henry R. Platt Jr. to form a breakwall at Hamilton.


IMO 5359420




2 thoughts on “Lynch, Thomas

  1. Hello Mr. Berry….My Dad ( Clayton Holland ) sailed on the Thomas Lynch @ 1935 and I was wondering if
    there were ship logs to show the exact dates. ???
    Many thanks

    • Best place to find such things might be to post on the Information Search section of Lots of people follow this page and one might have the answer.

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