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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Marine Angel

Other name(s): McKee Sons

Ship owner: Amersand Steamship Co.; Grand River Navigation Co.; Lake Service Shipping Co.; U.S. Maritime Commission

Ship builder: Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania

Ship re-builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., 1953, United States; Manitowoc Ship Building Co., 1953, United States, Wisconsin, Manitowoc; Maryland Dry Dock Co., 1953, United States, Maryland, Baltimore

Engine builder: General Electric Co., Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1945

Year engine built: 1945


Lengthened  by 123 ft. (to 620.4 ft. which increased gross tonnage to 13803 and net tonnage to 10940) and received a new forward pilothouse by Maryland Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, MD. in 1953, bow built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., 1953, converted to a self-unloader at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wis. in 1953.  Converted to a barge in 1990 after lying idle in Toledo, Ohio since 1980 with new dimensions of 579 by 71 and after cabs removed, paired with tug Olive L. Moore and first operated as such in 1992.  Paired with articulated ocean tug Invincible in 2000.



b) McKee Sons (1953)


1) U. S. Maritime Commission; 2) Amersand Steamship Co (Boland & Cornelius); 3) Lake Service Shipping Co.(subsidiary of Sand Products Corp)

Registry number: US. 247490

Hull number: 354

Vessel type: Military transport, C-4 type

Height: 26.5

Width: 77.1

Length: 496.2

Gross tonnage: 11758

Net tonnage: 8151

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Turbine, 2 cylinder

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