Baker, George F.

1907                                  George F. Baker                                  1979

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Superior WI by Superior Shipbuilding Co., Hull 517
Launched June 15, 1907

601’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN June 24, 1907 (#73)
586.0 x 58.0 x 29.5, 7395 GT, 5643 NT     US 204225     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1907

Remeasured 1908 to 25.5 depth and 7210 GT, 5459 NT

Rebuilt 1942 at Conneaut OH.  Hatches to 24’ centers.
Remeasured to 587.1 x 58.3 x 27.7, 7658 GT, 6415 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)

Laid up at Duluth MN at end of 1960 season and did not operate again for this fleet.

Sold 1965 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Wilmington DE) and renamed Henry Steinbrenner  (3).

Sold for scrap 1979 to Bernie Ziff, Quebec QC.  Resold to Triad Salvage Inc. and scrapped at Ashtabula OH

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Dec 1979 (#215)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 22



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