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Created: 2018-11-14 11:40:50 PM
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Richard M. Marshall (1954/07/19)
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Joseph S. Wood (1960/06)
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Joseph S. Wood (1963/09)
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Joseph S. Wood (1965/08)
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John Dykstra (1981/08/26)
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John Dykstra (1982)
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John Dykstra (1982/07/31)
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John Dykstra (1982/07/31)
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John Dykstra (1982/07/31)
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John Dykstra (1982/10/05)
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John Dykstra (1982/10/05)
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Benson Ford (1983/07/23)
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John Dykstra (1983/08)
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No. 265808 (1987/03/20)
  IMO: 5175953  
Details/Construction
Builder:Defoe Shipbuilding CompanyLocation:Bay City, MichiganHull #:424
Keel Layed:Launched:1953/01/29Commissioned:1953/08
Propulsion
As builtType:1 Steam Turbine (5,000 shp)Output:
Manufacturer:
Dimensions
As builtLength:191.9 mGross Tonnage:10606
Breadth:20.42 mNet Tonnage:8083
Depth:9.24 mDead Weight:18380
Owner HistoryFleet History
OwnerManagerFromUntil
FleetFromUntil
Great Lakes Steamship Company - Cleveland, Ohio19531957
Wilson Transit Company - Cleveland, Ohio19571966
Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, Michigan19661985
Name HistoryRegistration History
NameCall SignUntil
Richard M. MarshallWE84511957
Joseph S. WoodWE84511966/04/23
John Dykstra1982
Benson Ford1985
NumberPortFromUntil
US 265808 Wilmington, Delaware, United States 1953 1957
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States 1957 1966
Dearborn, Michigan, United States 1966 1987
Description
Built for the Great Lakes Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Wilmington DE) and began service on August 5, 1953; clearing the Cleveland, Ohio light for Duluth, Minnesota.

Sold in 1957 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. (Cleveland, Ohio); who chartered the ship to Wilson Marine Transit Co.; renamed Joseph S. Wood.

Sold in 1966 to the Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, Michigan) and renamed John Dykstra. Renamed again in 1982 to Benson Ford.

Laid up at Dearborn, Michigan on December 16, 1984, for the final time. The ship was renamed in 1985, to free up the name for use on another vessel of the fleet.

Sold for scrap in 1986 to Erwin Robinson Co. and towed to Nicholson Dock & Terminal Co., Ecorse, Michigan. It was resold to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne, Ontario, where it was briefly used for storage. It was sold to Brazilian shipbreakers in 1987 and was towed to Recife, Brazil; arriving on September 22, 1987.
Disposition
Description/LocationScrapped at Recife, Brazil by Siderurgica Aco Norte
Arrival at Yard1987/09/22Beached:Work Began:
LostDate:

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