(1913) 1934                                  Comet                                     1973

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size tanker

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull
Launched March 22, 1913

260’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 43’ beam, 25’ depth
1 deck, oil-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at
250.0 x 43.0 x 26.0, 2486 GT, 1258 NT     US 211398    
Built for Standard Transportation Co., New York NY, a subsidiary of Standard Oil Co. (New York) for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes upon completion

Renamed Cometa (Mexico) 1927

Sold 1934 to Marine Tankers Inc., Cleveland OH, Allied Oil Co., Mgr., renamed Comet and returned to service on the Great Lakes

Sold 1940 to Allied Oil Transport Corporation, Cleveland, Cleveland Tankers Inc., Mgr.
Lengthened at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works
Remeasured to 322.0 x 43.2 x 24.9, 2987 GT, 2327 NT

Transferred 1942 to Cleveland Tankers Inc. 

Laid up at end of 1970 season at Toledo OH and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1973 to Acme Scrap & Metal Co., Ashtabula OH and scrapped at Ashtabula.

IMO 5077591






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