Mills, D.O.

1907                                  D. O. Mills                                  1979

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 29
Launched March 12, 1907

556’9” LOA, 532’ LBP, 58’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 28, 1907 (#71)
532.0 x 58.2 x 32.0, 6598 GT, 4850 NT     US 203979     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Detroit MI June 15, 1907 (Temp #75) to:
Mesaba Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service 1907

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH June 17, 1907 (#81)

Fleet merged 1913 into Interlake Steamship Co.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1959 to Tomlinson Fleet Corporation, Cleveland OH

Converted winter 1959-1960 to self-unloader at Superior WI by Fraser-Nelson Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. and renamed G. A. Tomlinson  (2) 1960

Fleet sold 1971 to Oglebay Norton Co., Cleveland OH

Boilers converted 1974 to oil firing.

Sold for scrap 1979 to Triad Salvage Inc. and scrapped at Ashtabula OH

IMO 5124734

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Dec 1980 (#218)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 354

 

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