Registry and Rig Information
Dimensions and Tonnage
|Rebuilds||1952, Retrofit including lengthening by 123 feet. 1953, converted by self unloader.
1991, converted to a self unloading barge.
|History||Built as C4-S-B2 class cargo vessel under U.S. Maritime Commission contract.
MCKEE SONS was moved from her lay-up in Toledo to Menominee to be converted to a self unloading barge by Upper Lakes Towing.
This move took place in January 1991.
|Disposition||Converted to bulk carrier by Maryland Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, MD; forebody built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS. Towed up Mississippi River to Manitowoc, WI, where Christy Corp. completed work of conversion to self-unloader. (13803 gross - 10940 net; 620.33 x 71.58 x 36.75).|
|Builder||Sun Ship Building & Dry Dock Co.|
|Place Built||Chester, PA|
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|U.S. Maritime Commission||1945-00-00||1953-00-00||U.S.||247490|
|Amersand Steamship Co. (Boland & Cornelius, Mgrs.)||1953-00-00||1990-00-00||U.S.||247490|
|Lake Service Shipping Co., Sand Products Corp.||1990-00-00||U.S.||247490|