Lindabury, Richard V.

1923                                  Richard V. Lindabury                                  1988

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 783
Launched Feb 24, 1923

600’ 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 Cleveland OH May 8, 1923 (Temp #50)
586.3 x 60.2 x 28.0, 7940 GT, 6213 NT     US 222849     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1923

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN May 21, 1923 (#43)

Fleet reincorporated 1949 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE)

Fleet merged July 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation (home port to New York NY)

Fleet renamed United States Steel Great Lakes Fleet 1967 (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold 1978 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH and renamed Kinsman Independent  (2)

Sold for scrap 1988 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Turkish shipbreakers.  Cleared Sorel QC Aug 10, 1988 with str. Oakglen towed by German tug Fairplay XIV.  Tow arrived Aliaga Turkey Oct 2, 1988.

IMO 5294474



5 thoughts on “Lindabury, Richard V.

    • I would try posting your question on the Information Search page of They have a big enough following that maybe somebody out there can answer you.

    • I just answered the wrong questioner! As to your question, I have a list of season assignments of captains on the Lindabury for each year they were published. Let me know what years you want.

      • S Berry, Just ran across this today,

        Can you confirm that my grandfather and father were captains on this SS.

        My Grandfather Captain Hugh J Regan was one of the first and my Father Captain Joseph Murray Regan was one of the last.

        • My records, from the vessel assignments published at the beginning of each season, tell me your grandfather apparently brought out the Lindabury new in 1923 (sailed the Buffington in 1922) and sailed her through 1931. Retired then? no mention again in records.

          I do not find your dad on the Lindabury. Differnt boat each year 1959 thru 1967.

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