Registry and Rig Information

Name BYERS, A.M.
Registry U.S.
Official Number 207504
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 504.00
Width 54.00
Depth 30.00
Gross Tonnage 6364.00
Net Tonnage 4841.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00448

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to self-unloader by American Ship Building Co., at Toledo, OH, in winter, 1955-1956 (6193 gross - 4765 net).
History As A.M. BYERS: Sunk in collision with Str. E.M. FORD, April 9, 1956, 2 1/2 miles south of Algonac, MI, in St. Clair River, with 9,800 tons of limestone; no lives lost. Raised on May 9, 1956. Collision blamed on faulty rudder of FORD.As JACK WIRT: Struck concrete dock at Lower Lakes Coal Dock, Sandusky, OH, during snow storm, December 15, 1972; suffered bow damage.
Disposition Removed from documentation, January/February, 1974, sold Canadian for scrapping. Resold to Marine Salvage, Ltd., to Spanish shipbreakers. Departed Quebec on May 8, 1974, in tandem tow with BEN W. CALVIN, and arrived at Valencia, Spain, prior to June 7, 1974, for scrapping.

Build Information

Builder American Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Date Built 1910-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
REISS, CLEMENS A.1959-00-001970-00-00U.S.207504
WIRT, JACK1970-00-001974-00-00U.S.207504

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
North American Steamship Co. (Reiss Steamship Co., Mgrs.)1910-00-001918-00-00U.S.207504
Reiss Steamship Co.1918-00-001969-00-00U.S.207504
Reiss Steamship Co. (Boland & Cornelius, Mgrs.)1969-00-001972-00-00U.S.207504
Erie Sand Steamship Co.1972-00-001974-00-00U.S.207504