Ziesing, August

1918                                  August Ziesing                                  1984

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 170
Keel laid April 3, 1917; launched Oct 30, 1917

600’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1900 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 30, 1918 (Temp #32)
580.0 x 60.0 x 27.9, 8271 GT, 6398 NT     US 215870     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service April 14, 1918 clearing Ecorse MI light for Two Harbors MN

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN May 3, 1918 (#37)

Remeasured 1938 to 7969 GT, 6143 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)

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

Laid up Nov 26, 1974 at Duluth MN and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1984 to Azcon Corporation.  Resold to Shearmet Ltd., Thunder Bay ON.  Towed to Thunder Bay Oct 1985.  Towed to Port Colborne ON Aug 1986 and scrapped there.

IMO 5030567

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Sept and Oct 2006 (#27)

 

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