Thomas, Eugene P.

1930                                       Eugene P. Thomas                                 1984

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 274
Launched March 8, 1930

603’9” LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2200 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 8, 1930 (Temp #83)
588.3 x 60.2 x 28.0, 7860 GT, 6201 NT     US 229306     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service May 5, 1930 clearing Ecorse MI light for Duluth MN

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN April 19, 1930

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)

Remeasured 1952 to  7895 GT, 6182 NT

Repowered 1963 with diesel engine at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 7878 GT, 6150 NT

Fleet renamed United States Steel Great Lakes Fleet 1967 (home port to Wilmington DE)

Cracked piston on diesel engine July 23, 1981 on Lake Superior.  Towed back to Duluth MN, laid up and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1984 to Azcon Corporation.  Towed to Thunder Bay ON and scrapped.

IMO 5109382



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