(1944) 1951                              Solveig                                      1973

Steel pulpwood barge

Built at Quincy MA by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Hull 1582
Launched March 11, 1944
Built for the U. S. Navy during World War II as a landing ship (tank) LST 1006.  Original dimensions 328’ LOA, 50’ beam, 25’ depth.  Twin-screw vessel, 2 diesels, 1800 BHP.  Sold 1951 to owner below and towed into the Great Lakes via the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

to Sturgeon Bay WI, where she was  converted to a pulpwood barge.  Her engines were removed and installed in two tugs owned by her new owner.

325’ LOA, 309’ LBP, 50’ beam, 24’5” depth
1 deck

Enrolled at Milwaukee WI
315.0 x 50.0 x 24.5, 3040 GT, 3040 NT     US 261849     to:
Roen Steamship Co., Sturgeon Bay WI

Entered Great Lakes service 1951

Sold for scrap 1973 to Robert Krause, Kewaunee WI and scrapped at Kewaunee.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 367





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