Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 208396
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 532.00
Width 58.00
Depth 31.00
Gross Tonnage 6533.00
Net Tonnage 4985.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00388

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to self-unloader, 1936, by American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH. (7510 gross - 6350 net; 538.25 x 58.16 x 27.25).
History As BEN W. CALVIN: Caught in a moving field of ice and grounded on muddy river bottom near the mouth of Detroit River, January 2, 1971. Was upbound with coal, Toledo for Detroit. Lightered by McQueen Marine, Ltd., and released January 4, with minor damage.
Disposition Removed from documentation, Jan/Feb., 1974, sold Canadian for scrapping. Departed Quebec on May 8, 1974, in tandem tow with JACK WIRT and arrived for scrapping at Valencia, Spain, prior to June 7, 1974.

Build Information

Builder American Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Lorain, OH
Date Built 1911-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
CALVIN, BEN W.1954-00-001974-00-00U.S.208396
RAND, GEORGE F.1926-00-001954-00-00U.S.208396

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
American Steamship Co. (Boland & Cornelius, Mgrs.)1922-00-001974-00-00U.S.208396
Buffalo Steamship Co. (John Mitchell, Mgr.)1911-00-001922-00-00U.S.208396