Block, L.E.

1927                                  L. E. Block                                  2006

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 795
Launched May 1, 1927

621’ LOA, 596’ LBP, 64’ beam, 33’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2500 IHP

Enrolled at
604.2 x 64.2 x 28.6, 9092 GT, 7164 NT     US 226374     to:
Inland Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port Indiana Harbor IN)

Entered service April 1927

Transferred 1936 to Inland Steel Co. (home port to Wilmington DE)

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Repowered 1956 with steam turbine engine
Remeasured to 9376 GT, 6967 NT

Management of fleet transferred 1957 to Inland Steel Co., Chicago IL

Laid up Oct 31, 1981 at Milwaukee WI and did not operate again

Sold 1986 to Escanaba Basic Marine, Escanaba MI and towed to Escanaba

Towed 1987 to South Chicago IL for use as a cement storage barge.  Returned 1988 to Escanaba.

Sold for scrap 2006 to International Marine Salvage, Port Colborne ON.  Towed to Port Colborne for scrapping.


IMO 5200150




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