Upson, J.E.

1908                                  J. E. Upson                                  1969

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 441
Launched Feb 29, 1908

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1760 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 17, 1908 (#40)
504.0 x 54.0 x 30.0, 6309 GT, 4853 NT     US 205033     to:
Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service June 1908 carrying coal to Superior WI

Home port to Wilmingtron DE 1932

Remeasured 1956 to 6302 GT, 4856 NT

Sold 1957 to Republic Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH, Wilson Marine Transit Co., Mgr.

Sold 1969 to Sea-Land Service Inc.  for trade in to U. S. Maritime Commission on vessels in the reserve fleet.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Arrived at Santander Spain Sept 25, 1969 towed by German tug Fairplay XII

IMO 5166512



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