Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 207766
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 504.00
Width 56.00
Depth 26.00
Gross Tonnage 6077.00
Net Tonnage 4927.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00078

Vessel History

Rebuilds Lengthened and converted to self-unloader, winter of 1931-32, by American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH (6612 gross - 5335 net; 511 x 56.16 x 26.16).
History As UNITED STATES GYPSUM: Grounded at Alpena, MI, on March 30, 1968; released by Canadian tug AMHERSTBURG on April 1, 1968.Grounded at Toledo, OH, November 4, 1972, causing damages totaling $125,000. Propeller removed and rudder and shaft locked in position to finish season as a manned barge on coal run from Toledo to Detroit. On November 10, 1972, in vicinity of entrance to East Outer Channel, Detroit River, Lake Erie, near Amherstburg, Ont., collided with towing tug, MAINE, and beached to prevent sinking. Raised and arrived at Zug Island, Detroit, to unload coal cargo on November 11, 1972, then taken out of commission. Second claim loss set at $58,000.
Downbound through Snell Lock 0325, May 9, 1973, in tow of tugs SALVAGE MONARCH and HELEN MCALLISTER, bound for Quebec. Cleared Quebec at 0800, May 12, 1973 in tow of German tug FAIRPLAY X, in tandem with steamer HENRY G. DALTON, bound for shipbreakers in Vado, Italy. Broke towline and sank off Sydney, N.S., on May 26, 1973.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built St. Clair, MI
Date Built 1910-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
THUNDER BAY QUARRIES1932-00-001939-00-00U.S.207766
UNITED STATES GYPSUM1939-00-001973-00-00U.S.207766

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
American Steamship Co. (Boland & Cornelius, Mgrs.)1910-00-001973-00-00U.S.207766
Marine Salvage, Ltd.1973-00-001973-00-00CANADA