Norton, David Z. 2

1906                                  David Z. Norton     2                                  1964

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 431
Launched March 10, 1906

500’ LOA, 480’ LBP, 52’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 2, 1906 (#73)
480.0 x 52.0 x 30.0, 5667 GT, 4250 NT     US 202931     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH April 9, 1906 (#78) to:
Norton Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. C. Richardson, Mgr.

Entered service 1906

Richardson fleets combined 1921 into Columbia Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Fleet reincorporated Nov 1931 in Delaware as Columbia Transportation Co. (home port to Wilmington DE)

Remeasured 1943 to 487.3 x 52.2 x 26.5, 5532 GT, 4469 NT

Fleet merged Oct 1957 into parent as Columbia Transportation Division, Oglebay Norton Co.

Sold for scrap 1964 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers.  Loaded scrap at Cleveland OH and sailed to Lauzon QC.  Cleared Lauzon with str. Norman W. Foy in tow.  Tow arrived Genoa Italy June 14, 1964 for scrapping.



2 thoughts on “Norton, David Z. 2

  1. Needed the specs for David Z. Norton as not in Miramar [that I could find] have a shot of her leaving Quebec under tow if interested

    many thanks


    • My suggestion is that you post the offer of the photo in the Information Search section of I’m sure someone would be delighted to get it.

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