Rees, W.D.

1896                                  W. D. Rees                                  1955


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 23

Launched Dec 23, 1895

413’ LOA, 396’ LBP, 45’ beam, 28’ depth

1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH March 17, 1896 (#42)

396.4 x 45.0 x 23.5, 3760.29 GT, 2992.33 NT     US 81535     to:

Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1896

Cargo hold rebuilt 1921 to arch construction at Cleveland OH by Interlake Engineering Co.

Sold 1937 to Cargo Carriers Inc., Cleveland OH

Sold 1946 to Johnston Transportation Co., Detroit MI

Sold 1949 to T. J. McCarthy Steamship Co., Detroit MI

Converted to automobile carrier and bulk freighter at Detroit MI by Marine Steel & Welding

Sold 1951 to Bethlehem Steel Co., Buffalo NY and renamed Leetsdale.  Converted back to bulk freighter at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works.

Scrapped 1955 at Lackawanna NY





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