Smith, L.C.

1902                                  L. C. Smith                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 606
Launched May 14, 1902

434’ LOA, 414’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 4, 1902 (#64)
414.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 4657 GT, 3386 NT     US 141793     to:
West Bay City Shipbuilding Co.

Reenrolled at Oswego NY June 13, 1902 (#10) to:
United States Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Entered service 1902

Error in original enrollment corrected 1903 to 29.0 depth and 4702 GT, 3418 NT

Cargo hold rebuilt 1910 to arch construction at Toledo OH by Toledo Shipbuilding Co.

Wilkinson fleets merged 1911 into Great Lakes Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Renamed Sweden 1916

Remeasured 1943 to 421.0 x 50.2 x 23.9, 4265 GT, 3380 NT

Home port to Wilmington DE 1950

Fleet sold 1957 to Wilson Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Sold 1957 to T. J. McCarthy Steamship Co., Detroit MI

Sold for scrap 1961 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers and sailed to Lauzon QC.  Arrived under tow at Savona Italy Dec 13, 1961

 

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