WILPEN

Registry and Rig Information

Name WILPEN
Registry U.S.
Official Number 204238
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 554.00
Width 58.16
Depth 33.00
Gross Tonnage 7612.00
Net Tonnage 5851.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00028

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to self-unloader by Knudson Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Superior, WI, in 1957 (8204 gross - 5539 net). Bow thruster installed by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, WI, during winter of 1962-63.
Disposition Sold to Italian shipbreakers; departed Quebec, in tow, on September 10, 1979, in tow of West German tug HANSEAT; arrived at LaSpezia, Italy, prior to October 10, 1979, for scrapping. Sale was done through Marine Salvage, Ltd., of Port Colborne, Ontario. Scrapped by C.N. di Santa Maria, at LaSpezia, Italy. Removed from documentation in August, 1979, as \"sold Canadian for scrapping.\"

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built Ecorse, MI
Date Built 1907-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
THOMPSON, DAVID P.1927-00-001969-00-00U.S.204238
YOUNG, JOSEPH S.1969-00-001979-00-00U.S.204238

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Shenango Steamship Co.1907-00-001926-00-00U.S.204238
Pioneer Steamship Co. (Hutchinson & Co., Mgrs.)1926-00-001961-00-00U.S.204238
American Steamship Co. (Boland & Cornelius, Mgrs.)1961-00-001979-00-00U.S.204238