L-Type Great Lakes Dry Bulk Cargo Ships

Most recent update: April 12, 2008.


 The L-Type ships were 605-foot Great Lakes ore carriers: 16 in all.

USMC # Shipbuilder Location Hull # Original Name Design DWT Delivered Disposition
565 American SB Lorain OH 826 Thomas Wilson L6-S-A1 15,825 May-43 Sank 1987
566 American SB Lorain OH 827 Sewell Avery L6-S-A1 15,825 May-43 Later Lancashire, sunk as dock in Soo
567 American SB Lorain OH 828 J. Burton Ayers L6-S-A1 15,825 Aug-43 Later Cuyahoga, scrapped
568 American SB Lorain OH 829 E. G. Grace L6-S-A1 15,825 Sep-43 Later Lincolnshire, scrapped 1986
569 American SB Cleveland OH 1009 Belle Isle/Champlain L6-S-A1 15,825 Jun-43  
570 American SB Cleveland OH 1010 John T. Hutchinson L6-S-A1 15,825 Jul-43  
579 Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 290 Adirondack/Richard J. Reiss L6-S-B1 15,865 May-43 Later Manistee 2005, active
580 Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 291 Lake Angelina/Cadillac L6-S-B1 15,865 Jun-43 Scrapped 1987
581 Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 292 Hill Annex/George A. Sloan L6-S-B1 15,865 Jul-43 Later Mississagi 2001, active
582 Great Lakes EW Ashtabula OH 522 Pilot Knob/Frank Armstrong L6-S-B1 15,865 May-43 Later Samuel Mather 1976, scrapped 1988
583 Great Lakes EW Ashtabula OH 523 Clarence B. Randall L6-S-B1 15,865 Jul-43 Later Ashland 1962, scrapped 1988
584 Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 293 McIntyre/Frank Purnell L6-S-B1 15,865 Aug-43 Later Steelton 1966, Pioneer 1978, hulked for cement storage in Chicago as C.T.C. 1 1983, active
585 Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 294 Robert C. Stanley L6-S-B1 15,865 Sep-43 Scrapped 1989
586 Great Lakes EW Ecorse MI 295 Mesabi/Lehigh L6-S-B1 15,865 Nov-43 Later Joseph X. Robert 1981, Willowglen 1982, scrapped 2005
587 Great Lakes EW Ashtabula OH 524 J. H. Hillman, Jr. L6-S-B1 15,865 Sep-43 Later Crispin Oglebay 1974, Hamilton 1995, Hamilton Transfer 1996, scrapped 1998
588 Great Lakes EW Ashtabula OH 525 Pilot Knob/Steelton L6-S-B1 15,865 Nov-43 Later Frank Purnell 1965, Robert C. Norton 1976, scrapped 1994