Boyd, J. Oswald

(1913) 1934                              J. Oswald Boyd                             1936

Steel ocean tanker

Built at Paisley Scotland by Bow, McLachlan & Co., Hull 287
Built for British ocean service     Br 133540 

255’ LOA, 244’ LBP, 44’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, oil-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1250 IHP

Enrolled at

Sold 1923 to U. S. owners     US 223043 
Remeasured to 244.8 x 44.1 x 20.3, 1806 GT, 1273 NT

Sold 1929 to Gotham Marine Corporation, New York NY
Entered Great Lakes service June 1934 on a part time basis
First trip to Upper Lakes up Welland Canal June 19, 1934
Made two trips to Upper Lakes in 1934 and one in 1935

Stranded Nov 8, 1936 on Simmons Reef, Lake Michigan.  Crew of 19 rescued by U. S. Coast Guard.  After the vessel was abandoned, many individuals tried to salvage the 20,000 gallons of gasoline in her cargo compartment.  On January 1, 1937 the M.V. Marold II was destroyed by explosion in such a salvage operation, killing all five of her crew and gutting the Boyd.

Towed to Great Lakes Steel Corporation, Detroit MI and scrapped.              






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