Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 205012
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 420.00
Width 52.16
Depth 29.00
Gross Tonnage 4937.00
Net Tonnage 3714.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00175

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage and dimension change, 1943 (428.5 x 52.16 x 24; 4883 gross - 3681 net). Converted to crane ship, 1950.
History As W.C. RICHARDSON: Suffered bow damage when rudder failed to respond when entering Rock Cut, St. Marys River, May 24, 1970.
Disposition Removed from documentation, August, 1977. Sold to Consolidated Coal Co., Toledo, OH, for use as dock, utilizing cranes. Scrapped, 1985, at Toledo.

Build Information

Builder Detroit Ship Building Co.
Place Built Wyandotte, MI
Date Built 1908-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
RICHARDSON, W.C.1915-00-001977-00-00U.S.205012

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Wainwright Steamship Co. (Edward Mehl, Mgr.)1908-00-001915-00-00U.S.205012
Fort Henry Transportation Co. (W.C. Richardson, Mgr.)1915-00-001921-00-00U.S.205012
Columbia Steamship Co.1921-00-001935-00-00U.S.205012
Columbia Transportation Co.1935-00-001958-00-00U.S.205012
Oglebay Norton Co.1958-00-001977-00-00U.S.205012