Warner, Charles M.

1903                                  Charles M. Warner                                  1995

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at South Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 58
Launched April 25, 1903

390’ LOA, 370’ LBP, 48’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL May 11, 1903 (Temp #83)
370.0 x 48.0 x 24.0, 3812 GT, 2733 NT     US 127752     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH

Reenrolled at Chicago IL May 18, 1903 (#86) to:
United States Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Oswego NY)

Entered service 1903

Permanent enrollment at Oswego NY May 16, 1904 (#9)

Wilkinson fleets merged 1911 into Great Lakes Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Cargo hold rebuilt 1915 to arch construction

Sold Jan 14, 1928 to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.,

Converted 1928 to sand dredge at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. and renamed Michigan (4)
Remeasured to 377.0 x 48.2 x 24.0, 3739 GT, 2707 NT

Rebuilt 1947 at Chicago IL
Remeasured to 3751 GT, 2708 NT

Sold 1955 to Presque Isle Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port to Erie PA) and renamed Lakewood (2)

Converted 1956 to self-unloading sand dredge at Chicago IL and Erie PA

Transferred 1969 to Erie Sand Steamship Co., Erie PA

Sold 1988 to Barge Lakewood Inc., a subsidiary of Gaelic Tugboat Co.

Converted 1990 to crane barge at River Rouge MI by Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co.

Scrapped 1995 at Port Maitland ON

IMO 5202706

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Sept 1954 (#57)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 287

 

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