Widener, Peter A.B.

1906                           Peter A. B. Widener                         1980 (1986)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 71
Launched Oct 20, 1906

601’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN Nov 14, 1906 (#17)
580.0 x 58.0 x 27.4, 7053 GT, 5444 NT     US 203543     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1906

Rebuilt 1939 at Conneaut OH
Remeasured to 585.75 (sic) x 58.25 x 27.7, 7661 GT, 6227 NT

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 1955 to 7670 GT, 6235 NT

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

Laid up fall 1974 at Duluth MN and did not operate again for this fleet.

Sold 1980 to North Central Maritime, retired from active service and converted to a storage barge at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards.  Remeasured to 8380 GT and NT.  Towed to Zilwaukee MI, loaded grain and towed to Montreal QC.  Towed to Buffalo NY May 1981, then to Chicago IL late 1981.

Was to have been renamed Fugawe but renaming never took place.

Sold for scrap 1986 and towed to Lauzon QC.  Cleared Lauzon July 7, 1987 towed by Polish tug Jantar for Lisbon Portugal.

IMO 5275727



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