Affleck, B.F.

1927                                  B. F. Affleck                                  1984

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Toledo OH by Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Hull 178
Launched June 25, 1927

600’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2200 IHP

Enrolled at
587.9 x 60.2 x 27.9, 7964 GT, 6345 NT     US 226895     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service Aug 1927

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 Aug 27, 1979 at Duluth MN and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1984 to Azon Corporation, Duluth MN.  Resold to Port Colborne Marine Terminals, Port Colborne ON.  Towed to Port Colborne Nov 1986 and scrapped there.


IMO 5032668


See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 1




2 thoughts on “Affleck, B.F.

  1. My father was on the crew in the 1970’s. How can I get more data on this ship and the
    dates my father sailed with this ship and his positions?

    • One possibility might be to post your question in’s information search section. They ask for a username. I haven’t tried it myself but you might enter Guest in that box.

      Good luck!

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