Schwab, Charles M.

1923                                  Charles M. Schwab                                  1994

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 496
Launched June 30, 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
586.3 x 60.2 x 28.0, 7935 GT, 6206 NT     US 223200     to:
Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1923

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Lengthened and rebuilt 1961 at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co.
Stern cabins and machinery spaces replaced by a 72-foot midbody built at Lorain and  stern, composed of the cabins and engine of the ocean tanker Gulfport.  Former engine and boilers replaced by oil-fired steam turbine engine
Rebuilt vessel remeasured to 664.1 x 60.1 x 27.9, 9428 GT, 7034 NT
New official number     US 284719     assigned
(The Gulfport had a 64’ beam, which was fitted to the new 60’ beam midbody with a short flared section.  The beam of record was measured across the vessel at her midpoint.)

Sold 1975 to Robert Pierson Holdings Ltd., Port Colborne ON (home port to Hamilton ON) and renamed Pierson Daughters.
Enrolled Canadian at 10542 GT, 8144 NT     Can 370154

Fleet failed and sold Aug 1982 to P. and H. Shipping Ltd., Mississauga ON and vessel renamed Beechglen.

Sold for scrap 1994.  Scrapped at Port Maitland ON.

IMO 5068693



2 thoughts on “Schwab, Charles M.

  1. can you provide a list of the crew in 1927 I am looking for my grandfather in 1927 or erlier he startend in the black gang and moved up to AB’ his name was JOHN J SMITH. thank you

    • Try putting your question in the Information Source section of

      There is a fellow who follows that page who has a large data base of lake sailors who might be able to help you.

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