Morrow, Joe S.

1907                                  Joe S. Morrow                                  1973

 

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

 

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 350
Launched Dec 15, 1906

440’ LOA, 420’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH March 21, 1907 (Temp #65)
420.0 x 52.0 x 28.0, 4895 GT, 3606 NT     US 203908     to:
Masaba Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, John Mitchell, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service April 1907

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN April 29, 1907 (#82)

Rebuilt 1924 at Buffalo NY
Remeasured to 4760 GT, 3470 NT

Sold 1937 to Red Arrow Steamship Co., Sheboygan WI, Reiss Steamship Co., Mgr. (home port to Wilmington DE)

Transferred 1969 to Reiss Steamship Co.

Fleet sold June 1969 to Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo NY (Fleet managed by Boland & Cornelius
but continued under former fleet name as a subsidiary of American Steamship Co.)

Sold for scrap 1973 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.
Wintered at Quebec QC.  Cleared Quebec QC April 19, 1974  under tow with str. Henry LaLiberte.  Tow arrived at Santander Spain May 8, 1974.

 

IMO 5172456

 

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 241

 

 

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