Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 243843
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 00294

Vessel History

Rebuilds Had boilers automated by G&W Welding, Cleveland, winter 1973-74, also converted to oil. Received bow thruster at Sturgeon Bay, winter, 1974-1975.
History Built under U.S. Maritime Commission contract as L6-S-B1 class bulk carrier. On first trip across Lake Superior in November 1943 she developed a significant deck crack and was forced to check down. Cables were strung between the bow and the stern to provide support and the ship reached port safely.
As ROBERT C. STANLEY: Struck Vidal Shoals, St. Marys River, April 18, 1960, tearing hole in bottom. Temporary patch applied until repairs could be made.
Suffered minor engineroom fire at Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI, on March 6, 1975, when welders' sparks apparently set fire to plywood and plastic covering the engine.
Lost her wheel and hub while maneuvering at the Allouez ore docks in Superior, WI, in late May 1981. Both were recovered.
Disposition Sold by Frederick Drontle of Cold Spring, MI, to Gordon Low for scrapping in Canada, 1987. STANLEY was towed out of Duluth on November 14 where she had been laid up since November 25, 1981. (Chips, Vol. 16, No. 14, 12-12-87, p.2). Towed to Sorel, P.Q, by tugs THUNDER CAPE and ELMORE M. MISENER.

Build Information

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


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Maritime Commission1943-00-001943-00-00U.S.243843
Pittsburgh Steamship Co.1943-00-001952-00-00U.S.243843
U.S. Steel Corp.1952-00-00U.S.243843