Black, Herbert F.

1916                                  Herbert F. Black                                  1963 (1964)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 717
Launched Sept 9, 1916

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1760 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 9, 1916 (#13)
504.0 x 54.0 x 30.0, 6262 GT, 4824 NT     US 214466     to:
Donner Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service October 14, 1916 clearing Lorain OH light for Duluth MN

Sold 1930 to Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Rrenamed Joliet  (2) 1931

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1963 to Auxiliary Power Corporation for use as a floating temporary power plant for communities along the St. Lawrence River during construction of permanent facilities and renamed Poweraux Mark.  Program was not implemented.

Sold for scrap 1964 to Eckhardt & Co. Arrived under tow at Hamburg Germany Sept 24, 1964.



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