HOOVER AND MASON

Registry and Rig Information

Name HOOVER AND MASON
Registry U.S.
Official Number 202033
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 504.00
Width 54.16
Depth 31.00
Gross Tonnage 5841.00
Net Tonnage 4578.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00006

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to self-unloader, 1928 (6412 gross - 5362 net); by AmShip, Lorain, OH. Converted to straight deck bulk carrier, 1953, at Ashtabula, OH.
History Received pilot house and one-piece hatch covers and deck crane from wrecked steamer B.F. JONES, during conversion to straight deck bulk freighter at Ashtabula, OH, in winter, 1953-1954. At same time her self-unloading boom was transferred to barge MARQUIS ROEN.Was named after Chicago designers who had worked out her transverse hopper construction, eliminating the need for side tanks. She was the first and possibly only Great Lakes vessel built under this system of design.
Disposition Sold in July, 1963, to Marine Salvage, Ltd., Port Colborne, Ontario, then resold to Italian shipbreakers. Arrived under tow at Genoa, Italy, on October 18, 1963, for scrapping.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built Ecorse, MI
Date Built 1905-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
YOUNG, E.M.1928-00-001929-00-00U.S.202033
YOUNG, COLONEL E.M.1929-00-001954-00-00U.S.202033
FOSTER, SPARKMAN D.1954-00-001963-00-00U.S.202033

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Zenith Steamship Co. (G.A. Tomlinson, Mgr.)1905-00-001928-00-00U.S.202033
United Steamship Co. (G.A. Tomlinson, Mgr.)1928-00-001948-00-00U.S.202033
American Steamship Co. (Boland & Cornelius, Mgrs.)1948-00-001953-00-00U.S.202033
Rivers Steamship Co. (Browning Lines, Inc., Mgrs.)1953-00-001957-00-00U.S.202033
Browning Lines, Inc.1957-00-001963-00-00U.S.202033