Sherwin, John 1

1906                                  John Sherwin     1                                  1970 (1973)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 617
Launched March 10, 1906

534’ LOA, 514’ LBP, 54’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 4, 1906 (#22)
514.0 x 54.0 x 27.1, 7159 GT, 5744 NT     US 202910     to:
West Bay City Shipbuilding Co.

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH April 13, 1906 (#82) to:
Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service 1906

Fleet went into receivership 1910

Sold at auction 1913 to Lackawanna Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr.
Fleet renamed Interlake Steamship Co.

Remeasured 1915 to 6979 GT, 5565 NT

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Rebuilt 1938
Remeasured to 320.5 x 54.0 x 26.8, 6490 GT, 5495 NT

Renamed Saturn  (3) 1958 to free up name for new vessel built for the fleet
(Did not operate for the fleet under this new name)

Sold 1959 to Kinsman Transit Co., Cleveland OH and renamed George M. Steinbrenner  (1)

Fleet renamed Kinsman Marine Transit Co. 1964

Renamed Kinsman Venture 1969

Sold 1970 to Canadian Dredge & Dock Ltd. for use with strs. Lackawanna and Ridgetown as a temporary breakwater at Nanticoke ON during construction of a power plant for Ontario Hydro.

Raised Aug 1973, towed to Toronto ON and wintered there.  Resold to German shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC Aug 3, 1974 with str. Lackawanna towed by Polish tug Jantar.

IMO 5128924



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