Wilpen

1907                                  Wilpen                                  1979

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 28
Launched June 1, 1907

579’ LOA, 554’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 2, 1907 (#1)
554.0 x 58.2 x 33.0, 7612 GT, 5851 NT     US 204238     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Detroit MI Aug 9, 1907 (Temp #11) to:
Shenango Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1907

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH Aug 31, 1907 (#12)

Sold June 26, 1926 to Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.

Renamed David P. Thompson 1927

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Boilers converted 1955 to oil firing.

Converted to self-unloader 1957 at Superior WI by Knudsen Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.

Repowered 1959 with Skinner unaflow engine
Remeasured to 8204 GT, 5539 NT

Sold 1961 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr.

Renamed Joseph S. Young  (2) 1969

Sold for scrap 1979 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC Sept 12, 1979 towed by German tug Hanseat.  Arrived LaSpezia Italy Oct 1979.

IMO 5087015

 

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