Reiss, John P.

1910                                  John P. Reiss                                  1972


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 377
Launched Jan 29, 1910
Ordered by John J. Barlum, Detroit MI but sold to C. Reiss Coal Co. while under construction.

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1760 IHP

Enrolled at Milwaukee WI March 26, 1910 (#75)
504.0 x 54.0 x 30.0, 6432 GT, 4963 NT     US 207251     to:
Wisconsin Transportation Co., Sheboygan WI (home port Sheboygan WI)

Entered service April 15, 1910 clearing Lorain OH with coal for Escanaba MI

Transferred 1913 to North American Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, R. A. Williams, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Home port to Fairport OH 1917

Fleet transferred 1920 to Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan WI

Home port to Duluth MN 1925

Home port to Wilmington DE 1928

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

Sold 1971 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH
(Did not operate for this fleet)

Sold for scrap 1972 to A. J. Frank & Son.  Wintered at Hamilton ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.
Cleared Quebec QC June 29, 1973 with str. City of Saginaw 31 towed by Polish tug Koral.
Tow arrived Castellon Spain prior to July 19, 1973.


IMO 5174284




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