Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 215204
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 580.00
Width 60.00
Depth 27.75
Gross Tonnage 8243.00
Net Tonnage 6409.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00166

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to self-unloader, 1939, by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI (8417 gross - 6632 net; 580 x 60 x 27.75). Tonnage change, 1943 (8409 gross - 6661 net). Converted to diesel; bow thruster installed, winter, 1963-64, by Fraser-Nelson Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Superior, WI.
History As DIAMOND ALKALI: In collision, November 29, 1968, in Detroit River, with str. SYLVANIA, suffering bow plate damage; repaired by American Ship Building Co., Toledo, OH, yard.As SAGINAW BAY: Struck the 6th Street bridge in Marinette, WI on September 25, 1980, suffering no apparent damage.
Disposition Departed Quebec, July 16, 1985, in tandem tow with E.B. BARBER, and arrived at Vigo, Spain, on August 8, 1985. Scrapping began August 9, 1985, by Rafael Diez Martinez at Guixar-Vigo.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built Ecorse, MI
Date Built 1917-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
DIAMOND ALKALI1939-00-001976-00-00U.S.215204
SAGINAW BAY1978-00-001985-00-00U.S.215204

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
American Steamship Co. (Boland & Cornelius, Mgrs.)1922-00-001985-00-00U.S.215204
Buffalo Steamship Co. (John Mitchell, Mgr.)1917-00-001922-00-00U.S.215204