ROCKEFELLER, FRANK

Registry and Rig Information

Name ROCKEFELLER, FRANK
Registry U.S.
Official Number 121015
Rig Propeller (Whaleback)

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 366.42
Width 45.00
Depth 26.00
Gross Tonnage 2759.00
Net Tonnage 2013.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00136

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to sand dredge in 1927 (366.42 x 45.33 x 21.66; 2646 gross - 1799 net). Converted to automobile carrier in 1936. Converted to tanker by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corp. in 1943 (366.42 x 45.33 x 21.66; 3383 gross - 2393 net).
History Passed upbound, Manitowoc, WI, for Superior, at Soo Locks, September 10, 1972, in tow of tug JOHN ROEN V, moored at Pipeline Tankers dock, Superior. Moved to permanent berth for conversion to museum at Barkers Island, Superior, WI, on May 19, 1973.Enshrined into the National Maritime Hall of Fame at Kings Point, NY on May 19, 1984.
As FRANK ROCKEFELLER: Stranded on Rainbow Cove Reef, Lake Superior, November 3, 1905; suffered $9,000 loss.
As SOUTH PARK: Ran aground near Manistique, MI, November, 1942.
Disposition Dropped from documentation, September-October, 1972.

Build Information

Builder American Steel Barge Co.
Place Built Superior, WI
Date Built 1896-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
SOUTH PARK1927-00-001943-00-00U.S.121015
METEOR1943-00-00U.S.121015

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
American Steel Barge Co.1896-00-001900-00-00U.S.121015
Bessemer Steamship Co.1900-00-001901-00-00U.S.121015
Pittsburgh Steamship Co.1901-00-001927-00-00U.S.121015
Central Dredging Co.1927-00-001931-00-00U.S.121015
Collector of Customs1931-00-001934-00-00U.S.121015
Maurice H. Sobel1934-00-001936-00-00U.S.121015
Erie Steamship Co.1936-00-001943-00-00U.S.121015
Cleveland Tankers, Inc.1943-00-001972-00-00U.S.121015
City of Superior, WI1972-00-00U.S.121015