Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 244505
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 603.66
Width 60.16
Depth 30.16
Gross Tonnage 9057.00
Net Tonnage 6793.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00295

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, March/April, 1971 (9032 gross - 5760 net). Canadian measures, April 13, 1981, at Hamilton, Ontario (604 x 60 x 30; 10276 gross - 7007 registered). Amended May, 1981 to 10,258 gross - 6974 registered tons.
History Launched as MESABI.Built under U.S. Maritime Commission contract as an L6-S-B1 class bulk carrier.
Delivered first load of iron ore to Burns Harbor, IN, September 11, 1969 (15,700 tons of pellets from Taconite Harbor).
As LEHIGH: Rammed Lime Island Fuel Dock, St. Marys River, on November 5, 1973, sustaining some damage to starboard side; was laid up at Lorain by December 4.
As WILLOWGLEN: Ran aground June 2, 1983 at Thunder Bay; six tugs needed to pull the vessel free; it was loaded with 14,000 tons of wheat at the time. No serious damage was sustained.
Disposition Sold to Goderich Elevators, Ltd. for use as storage capacity, 1994.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built River Rouge, MI
Date Built 1943-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
ROBERT, JOSEPH X.1981-00-001982-00-00CANADA393816

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Maritime Commission1943-00-001943-00-00U.S.244505
Bethlehem Transportation Co. (Bethlehem Steel Corp.)1943-00-001981-00-00U.S.244505
Pierson Steamships, Ltd.1981-00-001982-00-00CANADA393816
P & H Shipping, Ltd.1982-00-00CANADA393816