Kerr, D.G. 1

1903                                  D. G. Kerr     1                                  1960

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Superior WI by Superior Shipbuilding Co., Hull 509
Launched May 20, 1903
First announced to be named D. M. Clemson but that name was instead given to the next vessel built by the shipyard.

468’ LOA, 448’ LBP, 52’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Marquette MI May 28, 1903 (Temp #40)
448.0 x 52.0 x 28.0, 5531 GT, 3991 NT     US 157696     to:
Superior Shipbuilding Co.,

Entered service July 1903

Reenrolled at Duluth MN July 24, 1903 (#4) to:
Provident Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Fleet sold 1913 to Lackawanna Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)
Fleet renamed Interlake Steamship Co.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1916 to arch construction.
Remeasured to 448.0 x 52.0 x 25.0 depth and 5315 GT, 4160 NT

Renamed Harry R. Jones 1916

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Remeasured 1938 to 5265 GT, 4205 NT

Sold 1955 to Cargo Carriers Inc., Cleveland OH

Sold for scrap 1960 to Ferrotar Corporation.  Resold to Scottish shipbreakers.  Stranded Jan 5, 1961 near Androssan, Scotland after breaking away from her tug in gale.  Released Feb 15 and continued to Troon.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember  III p. 201



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