Rogers, Henry H.

1906                                  Henry H. Rogers                                  1975


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 69
Launched June 16, 1906
With J. Pierpont Morgan longest vessels on the Great Lakes (until Edward Y. Townsend and Daniel J. Morrell of later in 1906 – superseded Gary class of 1905)

601’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN July 18, 1906 (#2)
580.0 x 58.0 x 27.4, 7053 GT, 5444 NT     US 203332     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1906

Rebuilt 1941 at Conneaut OH
Remeasured to 586.5 x 58.2 x 27.4, 7685 GT, 6109 NT

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

Rebuilt 1950.  Hatches to 24’ centers with hatch crane.
Remeasured to 7718 GT, 6142 NT

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

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

Did not operate 1972

Struck breakwater leaving Gary IN July 12, 1973 and when she returned to Duluth MN she could not pump out her ballast before reloading.  After inspection at shipyard, laid up at Duluth and did not sail again..

Sold for scrap 1975 to Hyman-Michaels Co.  Scrapped at Duluth.


IMO 5148039




3 thoughts on “Rogers, Henry H.

  1. My husband sailed on this ship..I am looking for any thing from the Henry Rodgers that I could purchase for my husband

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