Munson, John G. 2

1952                              John G. Munson     2                                         

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Hull 415
Keel laid March 7, 1951;  launched Nov 28, 1951
Largest self-unloader in the world when built

666’3” LOA, 650’ LBP, 72’ beam, 36’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 7700 SHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN Aug 5, 1952
649.3 x 72.2 x 34.5, 13143 GT, 8116 NT     US 264136     to:
Bradley Transportation Line, United States Steel Corporation, Detroit MI (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service Aug 1952

Lengthened 1976 at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards
Remeasured to 751.3 length and 15179 GT, 11330 NT

Fleet made a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation 1981, renamed USS Great Lakes Fleet Inc., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)

Fleet sold 2003 to Canadian National Railway Co., Montreal QC and renamed Great Lakes Fleet.  Operated by Keystone Shipping Co., Bala-Cynwyd PA to continue to be able to trade between U.S. ports.

IMO 5173670

In service 2011 for Great Lakes Fleet




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