Young, Joseph S. 1

(1945) 1957                              Joseph S. Young     1                      1986

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Mobile AL by Alabama Dry Dock & Ship Building Co., Hull 346
Launched June 30, 1945
Built as Archer’s Hope for U. S. Maritime Commission during World War II as Class T2-SE-A1 tanker.  Originally enrolled at 504.0 x 68.2 x 39.2, 10172 GT, 6134 NT.  Operated by Cities Service Oil Co. and purchased by their subsidiary Ships Inc. in 1948.

Sold 1956 to owners below.  Renamed Joseph S. Young   (1) 1957.

Converted to bulk freighter at Baltimore MD by Maryland Dry Dock Co. with new forebody.  Towed into the Great Lakes via the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Manitowoc WI, where her self-unloading equipment was installed by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.

588’10” LOA, 572’ LBP, 68’ beam, 39’3” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 6000 SHP

Enrolled at
572.0 x 68.2 x 39.2, 12489 GT, 8820 NT     US 248326     to:
American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered Great Lakes service June 28, 1957

Lengthened 1966 at South Chicago IL by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 656.0 length and 14452 GT, 10783 NT

Renamed H. Lee White  (1) 1969

Renamed Sharon 1974

Grounded May 5, 1980 in Trenton Channel, Detroit River.  Released May 7 and sailed to Monroe MI, where she was laid up and did not operate again.  Towed to Toledo OH spring 1986.

Sold for scrap 1986 to Corostel Trading.  Cleared Quebec QC July 16, 1986 with str. Detroit Edison under tow to Brownsville TX.

IMO 5175965





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