Registry and Rig Information
Dimensions and Tonnage
||Converted to bulk carrier by Maryland Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, MD; new mid-body built by Ingalls Ship Building Corp., Pascagoula, MS, in 1952. Towed up Mississippi River in halves for completion by American Ship Building Co., South Chicago, IL (696 x 71.5 x 34.58; 12217 gross - 8469 net). Received bow thruster at G&W Welding, Cleveland, winter 1974-1975. Converted to self-unloading barge, 1990. Her push tug, JOSEPH H. THOMPSON, JR., was built using the leftover steel from the conversion.
||Built as C4-S-B2 class cargo carrier under U.S. Maritime Commission contract. Participated in Normandy invasions of June 6, 1944. After war, laid up in James River Reserve Fleet.As JOSEPH H. THOMPSON: Under Captain Robert Long, saved six crew members from sunken steamer HENRY STEINBRENNER, May 11, 1953, off Isle Royal, Lake Superior.
Grounded in St. Marys River on December 4, 1976, sustaining $107,000 damage. Lost electrical power on June 1, 1980 while downbound on Lake Superior off Two Harbors, MN. After repairs were made she continued.
||Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.