Sheadle, J.H. 1

1906                                  J. H. Sheadle     1                                  1979

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull
Launched Sept 29, 1906

550’ LOA, 530’ LBP, 56’ beam, 31’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Oct 25, 1906 (#25) 530.0 x 56.2 x 32.0, 6924 GT, 5476 NT     US 203628     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Detroit MI Oct 27, 1906 (Temp #27) to:
Grand Island Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr. (home port to Grand Island MI)

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI Nov 24, 1906 (#14)

Entered service 1906

Fleet transferred 1921 to Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold Sept 15, 1924 to Forest City Steamship Co., Cleveland OH and renamed F. A. Bailey.

Forest City firm failed and vessel returned Dec 1, 1927 to Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co.

Renamed  LaSalle  (2) 1930

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Remeasured 1939 to 26.7 depth and 7238 GT, 6181 NT

Repowered 1951 with steam turbine engine and boilers converted to oil firing at Toledo OH by American Ship Building Co.

Sold 1965 to Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Meaford  (3).
Enrolled Canadian at 538.0 x 56.2 x 27.0, 7616 GT, 5429 NT     Can 325783

Sold 1979 to Pierson Steamships Ltd. (the Soo River Co.), Mississauga ON, Westdale Shipping Ltd., Mgr. and renamed Pierson Independent

Scraped bottom Oct 28, 1979 in St. Lawrence River enroute with grain for Trois Rivieres QC.  Determined to be damaged beyond economical repair, sold for scrap to Strathearne Terminals and towed to Hamilton ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Renamed Company for scrap tow.  Arrived under tow at Santander Spain June 11, 1980.

IMO 5201130

See history in Scanner Oct 1989 (#232)
Also in Detroit Marine Historian April 1981 (#220)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember  II p. 180



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