Ream, Norman B.

1906                                  Norman B. Ream                                                 1979 (1989)


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 70
Launched Aug 18, 1906

601’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN Sept 21, 1906 (#11)
580.0 x 58.0 x 27.4, 7053 GT, 5444 NT     US 203543     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1906

Rebuilt 1941 at Fairport OH.  Hatches to 24’ centers with hatch crane.
Remeasured to 587.1 x 58.3 x 27.7, 7650 GT, 6407 NT

Remeasured 1951 to 7692 GT, 6449 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)

Laid up Nov 9, 1960 at Duluth MN and did not operate again for this fleet.

Sold Sept 1965 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home to Wilmington DE) and renamed Kinsman Enterprise  (1).

Sold 1979 to Seaway Terminal Co., Port Huron MI for use as a sugar beet storage barge.  Towed to Port Huron and retired from active service.  Remeasured to 8947 GT and NT.  Unofficially renamed Hull No. 1 (although no name was painted on her bows).

Sold for scrap 1989 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Turkish shipbreakers.
Cleared Sorel QC Sept 6, 1989 towed by Polish tug Koral.  Tow arrived Aliaga Turkey Oct 10, 1979.


IMO 5256264


See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 204


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