Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 243488
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 604.66
Width 60.16
Depth 30.16
Gross Tonnage 8758.00
Net Tonnage 6472.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00827

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, September-October, 1973 (8757 gross - 5561 net).
History Laid down as LANCASHIRE.Built as L6-S-A1 bulk carrier under U.S. Maritime Commission
As SEWELL AVERY: Sideswiped by steamer J.L. REISS in fog, in
St. Clair River near Algonac, MI, on September 23, 1962; minor
As SEWELL AVERY: Experienced a generator breakdown on Lake
Superior on June 11, 1973.
Four crewmen injured, one critically when lifeboat winch
housing exploded just after lifeboat drill, April 26, 1978.
Disposition Sunk as the facing for a new loading dock for A. B. McLean, Ltd. above the Canadian lock at Sault Ste. Marie, 1987.

Build Information

Builder American Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Lorain, OH
Date Built 1943-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Pittsburg Steamship Co.1943-00-001952-00-00U.S.243488
U.S. Maritime Commission1943-00-001943-00-00U.S.243488
United States Steel Corp.1952-00-00U.S.243488