Walters, Thomas

1911                                  Thomas Walters                                  1984

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 390
Launched March 25, 1911
Built to replace str. William C. Moreland, which was lost Oct 1910

605’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1880 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 8, 1911 (Temp #56)
580.0 x 58.0 x 32.0, 7518 GT, 5787 NT     US 208561     to:
Interstate Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, a subsidiary of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, W. H. Becker, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service May 1911

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN May 16, 1911 (#77)

Fleet merged 1949 into parent company Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, (home port to Pittsburgh PA)

Remeasured 1950 to 580.0 x 58.2 x 27.7, 7763 GT, 6153 NT

Fleet sold Nov 15, 1952 to Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Wilmington DE)

Renamed Frank R. Denton 1953

Fleet renamed Wilson Marine Transit Co. 1957

Boilers converted to oil firing 1962

Fleet sold 1973 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Sold for scrap 1984 to Triad Salvage Inc., Ashtabula OH.  Towed from Buffalo NY to Ashtabula Nov 1984 and scrapped there.

 

IMO 5120025

 

 

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