Sykes, Wilfred

1950                                   Wilfred Sykes                                    

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 866
Keel laid Nov 1, 1948; launched June 28, 1949
Longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until Joseph H. Thompson of 1952 – superseded Fraser class of 1942)

678’ LOA, 660’ LBP, 70’ beam, 37’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 7000 SHP

Enrolled at
661.1 x 70.2 x 32.3, 12729 GT, 7875 NT     US 259193     to:
Inland Steel Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.

Entered service April 19, 1950 clearing Lorain OH light for Toledo OH

Management of fleet transferred 1957 to parent company (home port to Indiana Harbor IN)

Remeasured 1968 to 7847 NT

Converted to self-unloader 1975 at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards
Remeasured to 11701 GT, 7148 NT

Parent company sold 1898 to Ispat International of Netherlands.  To allow continued operation between U.S. ports assigned to Central Marine Logistics, Highland IL.

IMO 5389554

In service 2011 for Central Marine Logistics







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