Taylor, B.H.

1923                                  B. H. Taylor                                  1987

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 787
Launched Sept 1, 1923

552’ LOA, 530’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Nov 1, 1923 (Temp #27)
536.6 x 60.3 x 29.5, 7318 GT, 5760 NT     US 223352     to:
Bradley Transportation Co., (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service Oct 19, 1923 clearing Lorain OH light for Calcite MI

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN Feb 4, 1924 (#19)

Fleet merged 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation

Repowered 1955 with steam turbine engine

Renamed Rogers City 1957

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

Fleet made a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation 1981, renamed USS Great Lakes Fleet Inc.,

Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)

Laid up Oct 17, 1981 at Calcite MI and did not operate again

Sold 1987 for off-Lakes service.  Resold to Upper Lakes Towing Inc. for conversion to a barge for service on the Great Lakes and towed to Menominee MI.  When United States Steel discovered the proposed new service for the vessel, they cancelled the first sale.  Sold for scrap to Corostel Trading Ltd.  Resold to Brazilian shipbreakers.  Cleared Lauzon QC Dec 15, 1987 towed by Maltese tug Phoceen.  Tow wintered at Sydney NS and arrived at Recife Brazil June 23, 1988

IMO 5298705

 

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