1953                                       Armco                                   

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 870
Launched Jan 24, 1953

647’ LOA, 629’3” LBP, 70’ beam, 36’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 7000 SHP

Enrolled at
629.4 x 70.0 x 31.3, 11654 GT, 8675 NT     US 265621     to:
Columbia Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, Oglebay Norton Co., Mgr. (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service June 6, 1953 clearing Lorain OH light for Superior WI

Fleet merged Oct 1957 into parent Oglebay Norton Co.

Lengthened 1974 at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards
Remeasured to 749.4 and 13827 GT, 10823 NT

Converted to self-unloader 1982 at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Corporation
Remeasured to 12448 GT, 9443 NT

Sold 2006 to American Steamship Co., Williamsville NY and renamed American Valor.

Laid up Nov 13, 2008 at Toledo OH

IMO 5024738

Laid up at Toledo OH





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