Adams, Thomas

1902                                  Thomas Adams                                  1955 (1962)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Toledo OH by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Hull 89
Launched June 19, 1902

390’ LOA, 360’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Toledo OH July 12, 1902 (#1)
370.8 x 50.2 x 24.2, 3784 GT, 3187 NT     US 145937     to:
Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo OH (home port Toledo OH)

Reenrolled at Detroit MI July 15, 1902 (#2) to:
Adams Transportation Co., Detroit MI (home port to Hamtramck MI)

Entered service 1902

Sold Nov 30, 1915 to Grand Island Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr.

Transferred 1917 to Paisley Steamship Co., Cleveland OH and renamed Cletus Schneider.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1921 to arch construction
Remeasured to 3528 GT, 2665 NT

Carried first cargo of iron ore July 12, 1923 to the new Ford Motor Co. Rouge Plant, Dearborn MI

Transferred 1929 to Schneider Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1955 to Epsilon Lake Ship Co., a subsidiary of Continental Grain Co. for grain storage in Buffalo NY harbor and retired from active service.

Sold for scrap 1962 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Towed to Port Colborne and scrapped.



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