Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 202960
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 549.00
Width 56.00
Depth 32.00
Gross Tonnage 6495.00
Net Tonnage 4939.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00163

Vessel History

Rebuilds Dimension and tonnage change, 1954 (554 x 56.16 x 26.42; 6798 gross - 5764 net).
History Removed from documentation in August, 1975, as sold Canadian for scrapping. Sold to Marine Salvage, Ltd., Port Colborne, Ont. Renamed MARINSAL and returned to service 1978. She left Quebec in late May 1980 for overseas shipbreakers. Arrived in tow at LaSpezia, Italy, on June 25, 1980. Scrapping began on July 2, 1980 by C.N. Santa Maria. Register closed on September 19, 1983 - sold to Italian buyers.
Sold to Wilson Marine Transit Co. on April 9, 1957; resold the same day to Republic Steel Corp.
Chartered to Canadian Coast Guard 1978 for use in Welland Canal shunter test program.
As PETER ROBERTSON: Hit Arrowhead Bridge at Duluth, MN, October 2, 1973. Damaged both vessel and bridge.
As MARINSAL: Struck wall below Lock #2, Welland Canal, on October 23, 1979. The following day a combination of cutting torch, oily rags, and leaking fuel from bow shunter produced a spectacular fire.

Build Information

Builder Detroit Ship Building Co.
Place Built Wyandotte, MI
Date Built 1906-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
ROBERTSON, PETER1969-00-001978-00-00U.S.202960

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
L.C. Smith Transit Co.1906-00-001911-00-00U.S.202960
Great Lakes Steamship Co.1911-00-001957-00-00U.S.202960
Wilson Marine Transit Co.1957-00-001957-00-00U.S.202960
Republic Steel Corp. (Wilson Marine Transit Co., Mgrs.)1957-00-001971-00-00U.S.202960
Kinsman Marine Transit Co.1971-00-001975-00-00U.S.202960
S & E Shipping Corp. (Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Mgrs.)1975-00-001975-00-00U.S.202960
Marine Salvage Ltd.1975-00-001980-00-00CANADA348596