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Created: 2019-01-02 8:48:29 PM
Last Edited: 2020-12-27 1:47:42 AM




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Avondale
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Avondale
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George F. Rand (1957/10/02)
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Avondale (1969/08/16)
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Avondale (1971/06/26)
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Avondale (1972/07)
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Avondale (1972/07)
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Avondale (1973)
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Avondale (1974)
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Avondale (1974/05)
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Avondale (1975/06/22)
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Avondale (1979/03/17)
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Details/Construction
Builder:Great Lakes Engineering WorksLocation:St. Clair, MichiganHull #:53
Keel Layed:1911/10/30Launched:1908/04/06Commissioned:1908/08
Propulsion
As builtType:1 triple expansion steam engine - 11 knots (1800 ihp)Output:
Manufacturer:
Dimensions
As builtLength:128.0 m (420.0 ft)Gross Tonnage:4900
Breadth:15.8 m (52.0 ft)Net Tonnage:3736
Depth:7.3 m (24.0 ft)Dead Weight:
Change Description:Built as a straight deck bulk carrier
Year: 1942Length:144.8 m (475.0 ft)Gross Tonnage:5663
Breadth:15.9 m (52.2 ft)Net Tonnage:3796
Depth:7.3 m (24.0 ft)Dead Weight:
Change Description:Lengthened and converted to a self unloader at Manitowoc, Wisconsin by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company.
Owner HistoryFleet History
OwnerManagerFromUntil
American Steamship Company - Buffalo, New YorkBoland & Cornelius19081962
Leadale Shipping Ltd. - Hamilton BermudaN.J. Reoch - Toronto, Ontario19621976
FleetFromUntil
American Steamship Company - Buffalo, New York1912/051963
Name HistoryRegistration History
NameCall SignUntil
Adam E. Cornelius1948
Detroit Edison1954
George F. Rand1962
Avondale1979
NumberPortFromUntil
US 205239 Buffalo, New York, United States 1908 1962
Br 316352 Hamilton, Bermuda 1962 1974
Can 316352 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1974 1976
Description
Lengthened 55’ and converted to self-unloader in 1942 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company (Manitowoc, Wisconsin). On November 27, 1975 the American Bureau of Shipping condemned the ship for carriage of cargo while trying to load a cargo of soya beans at Toledo, Ohio. The ship was sailed to Port Colborne, Ontario and laid up. It was Sold for scrap in 1976 to Marine Salvage Ltd. (Port Colborne, Ontario). On August 26, 1978 vandals set a fire, destroying the forward cabins. The ship was resold to Spanish shipbreakers in June 1979. The scrap tow cleared Quebec on July 6, 1979, along with the Ferndale, towed by the Polish tug Jantar. The tow arrived in Castellon, Spain on Aug 3, 1979.
Disposition
Description/LocationScrapped at Castellon, Spain by I.M. Varela Davalillo.
Arrival at Yard1979/08/03Beached:Work Began:
LostDate:

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