MacNaughton, James

1922                                  James MacNaughton                                  1985

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 242
Keel laid May 5, 1922; launched Sept 23, 1922

603’9” LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1900 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH
587.5 x 60.0 x 27.9, 8299 GT, 6608 NT     US 222555     to:
Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service Nov 1922

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Boilers converted to oil firing 1940

Renamed Ben Moreell  (2) 1955

Fleet renamed Wilson Marine Transit Co. April 1957

Sank str. Ashtabula Sept 18, 1958 in Ashtabula OH harbor

Sold 1972 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Renamed Alastair Guthrie 1977

Sailed as a barge 1984 season.  Laid up Sept at Buffalo NY and did not operate again.

Sold for scrap 1985 to Port Maitland Shipbreaking Ltd. and scrapped at Port Maitland ON

IMO 5040536

 

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