Registry and Rig Information

Name LCT-203
Registry U.S.
Official Number 250577
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 114.16
Width 32.66
Hull Material Steel

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to hardwood carrier by Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI, in 1946 (103.42 x 32 x 5; 173 gross - 141 net). Tonnage change, 1972 (136 gross - 92 net).
History Built as LCT-203.As OUTER ISLAND: With one engine out, and buffeted by
gale-force winds, blown ashore near Green, MI, six miles west
of Ontonagon, on December 16, 1972. Four crew members jumped
ashore; vessel returning to Bayfield, WI, from logging
operations near Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Released and entered
Ontonagon under own power on December 23, where she settled,
ice-encased, near coal site of Hoerner-Waldorf Co., not far
from Ontonagon River highway bridge. Hull had been damaged by
dynamiting when released from shore. After more ice removal,
vessel was raised by January 30, 1973, to spend winter at

Build Information

Builder Bison Shipbuilding Corp.
Place Built North Tonawanda, NY
Date Built 1942-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
OUTER ISLAND1953-00-00U.S.250577

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Navy1942-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
Pluswood, Inc.1946-00-001950-00-00U.S.250577
Northern Hardwood Veneers, Inc.1950-00-001963-00-00U.S.250577
Edwin M. Erickson1963-00-00U.S.250577