Earling, E.J.

1906                                  E. J. Earling                                  1969

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Superior WI by Superior Shipbuilding Co., Hull 514
Launched May 19, 1906

555’ LOA, 525’ LBP, 55’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1769 IHP

Enrolled at Marquette MI May 21, 1906 (Temp #52)
535.5 x 55.0 x 31.0, 6657 GT, 5140 NT     US 203108     to:
Franklin Steamship Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1906

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN May 28, 1906 (#226)

Fleet management transferred 1910 to H. K. Oakes, Cleveland OH

Sold Dec 6, 1923 to Kinney Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH) and renamed Robert B. Wallace 1924.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1936 to Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Sold 1957 to Republic Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH, Wilson Marine Transit Co., Mgr. and renamed Peter Robertson  (1)

Sold 1969 to Sea-Land Service Inc. for trade in to U. S. Maritime Commission on vessels in the reserve fleet.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Cleared Quebec QC Sept 3, 1969 with str. Buckeye towed by German tug Fairplay X.  Broke away from tow Nov 2, 1969 and stranded near La Corona Spain, Atlantic Ocean.  Balance of tow arrived Santander Spain Nov 4, 1969.


IMO 5275947


See history in Scanner Jan 1970 (#5)




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