Bradley, Carl D. 2

1927                                  Carl D. Bradley     2                                  1958

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 797
Launched April 9, 1927

Longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until Leon Fraser class of 1942 — superseded Lemoyne of 1926)

638’ LOA, 615’ LBP, 65’ beam, 33’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 4800 SHP

Enrolled at
623.2 x 65.1 x 30.2, 10028 GT, 7706 NT     US 226776     to:
Bradley Transportation Co. Rogers City MI (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service July 1927.  On maiden voyage cleared Calcite MI July 29, 1927 for Buffington IN carrying a record cargo of limestone.

Fleet merged 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation

Foundered Nov 18, 1958 off Gull Island, northern Lake Michigan.  Broke in two and sank in heavy storm.  33 of 35 aboard lost.  Enroute light for Calcite MI after delivering cargo of limestone to Gary IN

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 49



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