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HOMER, ARTHUR B.
Registry and Rig Information
- Vessel Name: HOMER, ARTHUR B.
- Nationality: U.S.
- Official Number: 280946
- Rig: Propeller
Dimensions and Tonnage
- Length: 711.16
- Width: 75.00
- Depth: 33.33
- Masts: 0
- Gross Tonnage: 1339.00
- Net Tonnage: 8442.00
- Hull Material: Steel
- Hull Number: 00303
- Rebuilds: Lengthened from 730 feet to 826 feet at Fraser Shipyards, Superior, WI, Winter 1975-1976. Dimension and tonnage change, January, 1976 (807.16 x 75 x 33.33; 15200 gross - 10225 net).
- History: She was the heaviest vessel to be launched sideways since the GREAT EASTERN, at London, January 31, 1858.
First document issued on April 8, 1960.
As ARTHUR B. HOMER: Threw a blade on July 2, 1977, in Lake Huron. Proceeded to Lorain, OH, for repairs, and received two new blades at American Ship Building yard there. Re-entered service on July 7.
Propeller blades replaced June 1978 at Duluth, after all were discovered to be loose, and some cracked, at Taconite Harbor, MN.
In collision with Greek NAVI SHIPPER at Buoy 83, Fighting Island Channel, Detroit River, while downbound, on October 5, 1972. No injuries, but suffered extensive bow damage. Repaired at American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH.
- Disposition: Sold to Port Colborne Marine Terminals for scrapping in 1986. Scrapping took place at Port Colborne, winter 1986-1987.
- Builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works
- Place Built: River Rouge, MI
- Year Built: 1959
|Bethlehem Steel Corp.
||1959 - 1986
|No name changes recorded.