Field, William K.

1924                                  William K. Field                                  1985

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Toledo OH by Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Hull 176
Launched Jan 24, 1924

603’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 60’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2200 IHP

Enrolled at
588.0 x 60.3 x 27.7, 8195 GT, 6369 NT     US 233607     to:
Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan WI

Entered service 1924

Renamed Reiss Brothers 1934

Repowered 1957 with steam turbine engine at Toledo OH

Fleet sold June 1969 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY.  (Fleet managed by Boland & Cornelius but continued as a subsidiary under its former name.)

Renamed George D. Goble 1970

Sold 1971 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Sold 1979 to Pierson Steamships Ltd.,
Enrolled Canadian at 9661 GT, 6641 NT     Can 391528

Renamed Robert S. Pierson  (1) 1980

Fleet failed and sold Aug 1982 to P & H Shipping Ltd., Mississauga ON and vessel renamed Spruceglen  (1)

Cracks found in hull Dec 1982 and laid up at Goderich ON

Sold 1982 to Goderich Elevators Ltd., Goderich ON for grain storage at Goderich.

Sold for scrap 1985 to Shearmet Recycling, Thunder Bay ON.  Towed to Thunder Bay and scrapped.

IMO 5292579

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 374



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