STANLEY, ROBERT C.
Registry and Rig Information
|Name||STANLEY, ROBERT C.|
Dimensions and Tonnage
|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.|
|Builder||Great Lakes Engineering Works|
|Place Built||River Rouge, MI|
|Name||Begin Date||End Date||Registry||Official Number|
|U.S. Maritime Commission||1943-00-00||1943-00-00||U.S.||243843|
|Pittsburgh Steamship Co.||1943-00-00||1952-00-00||U.S.||243843|
|U.S. Steel Corp.||1952-00-00||U.S.||243843|