Ashley, J.S.

1909                                  J. S. Ashley                                  1980

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 371
Launched July 31, 1909

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1800 IHP
Engine salvaged from str. Lafayette, lost by stranding on Lake Superior in 1905

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 20, 1909 (Temp #13)
504.0 x 54.0 x 30.0, 6361 GT, 4789 NT     US 206695     to:
Kinney Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, A. T. Kinney, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1909

Permsanent enrollment at Duluth MN Sept 20, 1909 (#7)

Home port to Fairport OH 1916

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1936 to Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.

Converted to self-unloader 1937 at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 509.7 x 54.2 x 26.7, 6993 GT, 5835 NT

Repowered 1952 with Skinner Unaflow engine at Cleveland OH by Rud Machine Co.

Sold 1961 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port to Buffalo NY)

Renamed Fred A. Manske  (2) 1962

Did not operate 1975 season

Sold 1976 to Reoch Transports Ltd., Westdale Shipping Ltd., Mgr. (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Brookdale  (2)
Enrolled Canadian at 518, 7246 GT, 4880 NT     Can 370901

Lost unloading boom July 17, 1980 at Windsor ON in windstorm while loading salt at Canadian Rock Salt Co. Sailed to Buffalo NY for unloading, then to Toronto ON for layup.  Sold for scrap to A. Newman & Co.  Towed to Port Maitland ON in Oct and scrapped there.


IMO 5120453




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