1903                                  Sinaloa                                  1971

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 609
Launched April 18, 1903

436’ LOA, 416’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 13, 1903 (#39)
416.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 4539 GT, 3503 NT     US 117248     to:
West Bay City Shipbuilding Co.

Reenrolled at Duluth MN May 27, 1903 (#95) to:
Superior Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Entered service 1903

Cargo hold rebuilt 1914 to arch construction at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co..

Sold Feb 2, 1924 to Clifton Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, W. F. Rapprich, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH) and renamed William F. Rapprich.

Fleet failed Nov 2, 1927and vessel returned  to Superior Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN) and renamed Sinaloa 1928

Converted to scraper type self-unloader 1928 at Sturgeon Bay WI by Leatham D. Smith Dock Co.

Sold 1937 to Michigan Steamship Co., Cleveland OH
Converted to self-unloading sand dredge at Sturgeon Bay WI by Leatham D. Smith Dock Co.

Stranded Nov 11, 1940 off Sac Bay, Big Bay de Noc, Lake Michigan.  Salvaged by John Roen, Sturgeon Bay WI and towed to dry dock at Manitowoc WI, where she was abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss and turned over to Roen Steamship Co.  Repaired and sold Oct 1941 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Sold for scrap 1971 to United Metals Ltd.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC under tow.  Tow arrived Santander Spain June 19, 1971.

IMO 5341370

See history in Scanner March 1992 (#195)



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