Callaway, Cason J.

1952                             Cason J. Callaway                                               

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 297
Keel laid Jan 3, 1951;  launched Mar 22, 1952

647’ LOA, 629’3” LBP, 70’ beam, 36’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 7000 SHP

Enrolled at
629.4 x 70.2 x 31.3, 11591 GT, 8649 NT     US 264349     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Division, United States Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH (home port New York NY)

Entered service Sept 16, 1952

Fleet renamed U. S. Steel Great Lakes Fleet 1967 (home port to Wilmington DE)

Lengthened 1974 at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards
Remeasured to 749.4 and 13764 GT, 10786 NT

Fleet made a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation 1981, renamed USS Great Lakes Fleet Inc., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)

Converted to self-unloader 1982 at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards
Remeasured to 12309 GT, 9332 NT

Fleet sold 2003 to Canadian National Railway Co., Montreal QC and renamed Great Lakes Fleet.  Operated by Keystone Shipping Co., Bala Cynwyd PA to continue to be able to trade between U.S. ports.

IMO 5065392

In service 2011 for Great Lakes Fleet





2 thoughts on “Callaway, Cason J.

    • Her’s what I have:

      1952-54 C H Johnson
      1955 H L Buckley
      1956-58 D E MANUEL
      1959-61 a m Everett
      1962 D C Lawless
      1963 C K Seeley
      1966 R E Haegerty
      1967-71 J N Rolfson
      1972 G Gulder
      1973 O Parsons
      1974 -75 D C Parsons (same guy as 73 – misprint then?
      1976-78 P S Krumph
      1979 J Vondran
      1980-81 E E Shubitowski
      1982 J J McDonough
      1983 don’t have
      1984 L W Newcomb
      1985-86 J J McDonough
      Don’t have any from 1987 on

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