"H. H. Porter" 220605

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Title: "H. H. Porter" 220605
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Description: The bulk freighter, "H.H. Porter", was built by the American Ship Building Company, Lorain, Ohio in 1920 on speculation using materials left over from World War I. The first of five owners was Brier Hill Steamship Company, Cleveland, (1920-1929) . This was followed by Interlake Steamship Company, (1929-1966), Pickands Mather and Company, (1966-1973), Interlake Steamship Company, (1973-1974), and National Steel Corporation, (1974-1976). The freighter was always registered as a United States vessel. In 1955 the "H. H. Porter" experienced a rebuild with the reduction in tonnage to 7958 gross tons. In addition to ownership changes, the "H.H. Porter" was also registered as "Youngstown" (1925-1957), "Walter E. Watson" (1957-1974), and "National Trader" (1974-1976). While under the name, "Walter E. Watson" (1957-1974), the vessel ran aground on June 21, 1969 near Bob-Lo-Island in the Detroit River, Michigan. The vessel experienced no damage as it was able to release itself with no assistance. The vessel was later sold to shipbreakers for scrapping in Thunder Bay, Ontario and was towed by the tug on July 2, 1976 to its final destination. On July, 1976, the ship was removed from documentation.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/187717
Date: 1920

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