Morgan Jr., J.P.

1910                                  J. P. Morgan Jr.                                  1980

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 373
Launched Nov 13, 1909

601’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1880 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN April 6, 1910 (#22)
580.0 x 58.0 x 32.0, 7521 GT, 5824 NT     US 207250     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service April 15, 1910 clearing Lorain OH light for Duluth MN

Remeasured 1944 to 586.5 length and 7719 GT, 5995 NT

Severely damaged June 23, 1948 in collision with str. Crete in fog off Devil’s Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior.  Bow crushed, foremast fell, pilot house wrecked and 2 crew members killed in forecastle.  Repaired at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 7694 GT, 6076 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)

Fleet renamed United States Steel Great Lakes Fleet 1967 (home port to Wilmington DE)

Laid up at Duluth MN at end of 1976 season and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1980 to Ronald S. Enterprises.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC Oct 4, 1980 with str Eugene J. Buffington towed by tug Hirtenhurm.  Tow arrived Bilbao Spain Oct 22, 1980.

IMO 5166861

 

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