Roberts Jr., Percival

1913                                  Percival Roberts Jr.                                  1978


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 398
Launched Dec 17, 1912

600’ 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

580.0 x 58.0 x 32.0, 7705 GT, 5967 NT     US 211025     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service April 25, 1913 clearing Lorain OH light for Two Harbors MN

Remeasured 1944 to 586.5 x 58.2 x 27.4, 7748 GT, 6472 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 the end of the 1971 season and did not operate again.

Sold for scrap 1978 to Hyman Michaels Co., Duluth MN and scrapped at Duluth


IMO 5274359




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