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HUMPHREY, GEORGE M.
Registry and Rig Information
- Vessel Name: HUMPHREY, GEORGE M.
- Nationality: U.S.
- Official Number: 268564
- Rig: Propeller
Dimensions and Tonnage
- Length: 690.33
- Width: 75.75
- Depth: 32.75
- Masts: 0
- Gross Tonnage: 14034.00
- Net Tonnage: 10528.00
- Hull Material: Steel
- Hull Number: 00871
- Rebuilds: Received bow thruster at Chicago's AmShip plant, winter 1973-1974.
- History: After period of idleness at old GLEW yard, Ecorse, beginning 12/31/83, cleared there under own power 8/13/86 for Quebec City. With Hanna steamer PAUL H. CARNAHAN, cleared Quebec City September 3, under tow of Dutch tug SMIT LLOYD 109. Locked through Panama Canal September 27-30, arrived Kaohsiung, Taiwan December 10, 1986.
As GEORGE M. HUMPHREY: Struck a shoal above Soo, in Whitefish Bay, near Gros Cap, when ice field shifted, April 13, 1956. Nearly sank, but taken to Lorain for repairs by American Ship Building Co.
Suffered minor damage in collision with Canadian steamer ALEXANDER LESLIE in Lake St. Clair, on June 11, 1965.
Fender boom lowered on pilothouse while in Poe Lock, Soo, April 29, 1971. Damage sustained to masthead light, radar antenna, etc.
Rammed by oil barge in tow of a Hannah tug and the TABOGA on March 23, while in lay-up at Ecorse, MI. Suffered bow damage near bow thruster. Towed from Detroit to Lorain, OH, for repairs April 8, 1975.
Struck obstruction in St. Marys River on June 11, 1976, causing $107,500 damage.
Sustained eight-foot gash in hull about four feet above waterline when struck part of MacArthur Lock on August 30, 1978. Accident occurred when vessel entered lock at too great an angle and ran against part of lock structure.
- Disposition: Scrapped in 1986.
- Builder: American Ship Building Co.
- Place Built: Lorain, OH
- Year Built: 1954
|National Steel Corp. (M.A. Hanna Co., Mgrs.)
||1954 - 1986
|Shiong Yek Steel Corp.
||1986 - current
|No name changes recorded.