Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 243416
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 00292

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to self unloader by Fraser Shipyards, Inc., Superior, WI; winter, 1966-1967; conversion completed June 24, 1967 (603.66 x 60.16 x 33.42; 9706 gross - 6793 net). Converted to oil firing winter 1976-77 at Fraser shipyard, Superior, WI. January 12, 1985, received tailshaft and controllable-pitch wheel from RAYMOND H. REISS.
History Launched as HILL ANNEX.Built under U.S. Maritime Commission contract, as L6-S-B1 class bulk carrier.
As GEORGE A. SLOAN: Ran aground near Mackinac Island, Lake Michigan, on October 22, 1966. Released by USCG MACKINAC and taken to Fraser Shipyards, Superior, WI, for repairs and conversion to self-unloader.
Lost her wheel off Alpena on September 23, 1984 and was towed into Bayship, Sturgeon Bay.

Build Information

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


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateRegistryOfficial Number

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Maritime Commission1943-00-001943-00-00U.S.243416
Pittsburgh Steamship Co.1943-00-001952-00-00U.S.243416
U.S. Steel Corp.1952-00-00U.S.243416
USS Great Lakes Inc.2001-00-00U.S.243416
Lower Lakes Towing Co.2001-00-00CANADA822914