Cleveland Shipbuilding, Cleveland and Lorain OH

Most recent update: May 14, 2016.


Cleveland Shipbuilding was started in 1886 by Henry Coffinberry and Robert Wallace on the site of the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company, which was roughly where Detroit Avenue meets Center Street.  In 1897, they built a new shipyard in Lorain and relocated there, closing the Cleveland yard.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
Built by Cleveland Shipbuilding in Cleveland
1 140930 Lackawanna M. M. Drake Laker 2,015 May-88 Scrapped 1930
2 116235 Scranton M. M. Drake Laker 2,015 Aug-88 Later Ten 1927, Nine 1935, Starbuck 1942, scrapped 1957
3 145503 Transfer Michigan Central Railroad Ferry 1,511 Jan-89 Scrapped 1940
4 120750 Frontenac Cleveland Iron Mining Co Laker 2,003 Apr-89 Later Vaudreuil 1919, scrapped 1924
5 150476 Pontiac Cleveland Iron Mining Co Laker 2,298 Aug-89 Later Goudreau 1917, wrecked 1917
6 141050 La Salle Lake Superior Iron Co Laker 1,856 Apr-90 Later Eastrich 1928, Howard Hindman 1943, Forestdale 1952, scrapped 1961
7 76873 Joliet Lake Superior Iron Co Laker 1,921 Feb-90 In collision and sank 1911
8 76884 J. H. Wade W. Chisholm Laker 1,863 May-99 Scrapped 1926
9 81294 Western Reserve Minch Transit Co Laker 2,392 Sep-90 Foundered 1892
10 81326 W. H. Gilcher J. C. Gilchrist Laker 2,415 May-91 In collision and sank 1892
11 81324 Wawatam Lake Superior Iron Co Laker 1,856 Apr-91 Later Glenlivet 1914, Saskatchewan 1926, scrapped 1937
12 86140 Griffin Lake Superior Iron Co Dredge 1,856 Jun-91 Later Joseph S. Scobell 1937, scrapped 1970
13 81346 Wadena J. H. Wade Yacht 199 1891 To USN 1917 as SP-158, returned 1920, scrapped 1931
14 Amaranth (WAGL 201) U.S. Light House Service Tender   Apr-92 Later South Wind 1949, Ocean Transport, scrapped 1969
15 126787 Ciscoe Ranney Fish Co. Tug 24 Aug-91 Later Gail K, Capama - S, now Jill Marie
16 106926 Andaste Lake Superior Iron Co Laker 1,573 Apr-92 Foundered 1929
17 126874 Choctaw Lake Superior Iron Co Laker 1,573 Jun-92 In collision and sank 1915
18 27655 Yuma Wilson Transit Co Laker 3,042 Apr-93 Later Blue Hill 1918, Presidente Estrada 1920, Blue Hill 1923, Trader 1925, Cohasset 1930, in collision and sank 1949
19 107034 Alva M. A. Bradley Laker 2,419 Jul-93 Later Minnetonka 1911, Glenfinnan 1914, Renfrew 1926, scrapped 1937
20 100589 I. W. Nicholas The Minch Transit Co Laker 2,624 Sep-94 Later Inland 1914, scrapped 1937
21 127078 Chili M. M. Drake Laker 2,584 May-95 Later Sarnian 1913, wrecked 1943
22 27665 Yale R. R. Rhodes Laker 3,453 Aug-95 Later Charlotte Graveraet Breitung 1916, T. K. Maher 1919, D. E. Callendar 1925, wrecked 1934
23 81535 W. D. Rees Wilson Transit Co Laker 3,760 Mar-96 Later Leetsdale 1951, scrapped 1955
24 20612 Queen City Zenith Transit Co Laker 3,979 May-96 Scrapped 1946
25 136545 Edna G Duluth, Missabe RW Tug 154 May-96 To Two Harbors MN as museum 1984
26 77236 James Watt Bessemer S.S.Co Laker 4,090 Oct-96 Scrapped 1961
27 107267 Andrew Carnegie Wilson Transit Co Laker 4,106 Mar-97 Later A. W. Osborne 1915, scrapped 1946
28 136623 Empire City Zenith Transit Co Laker 4,118 Sep-97 Later Sumatra 1930, Dolomite 1962, scrapped 1968
Built by Cleveland Shipbuilding in Lorain
29 116820 Superior City Zenith Transit Co Laker 4,795 May-98 In collision and sank 1920
30 150786 Presque Isle W. G. Mather Laker 4,578 Jul-98 Later E. M. Ford 1956
31 127300 Clarence A. Black Northern Lakes S.S.Co Laker 4,521 Oct-98 Scrapped 1946
32 96425 Huron Lower Lake S.S.Co Laker 1,945 Aug-98 Later Huronton 1920, in collision and sank 1923
33 150810 Pennsylvania A. B. Wolvin Laker 4,840 May-99 Later Mataafa 1899, scrapped 1964
34 96445 Henry W. Oliver Wilson Transit Co Laker 4,909 May-99 Later S. H. Robins 1915, Burlington 1948, scrapped 1967
Ordered from Cleveland Shipbuilding but Built by American Shipbuilding in Lorain
35 136740 Eureka Eureka Tptn Co Laker 2,122 Jun-99 Later Ketchikan 1917, Nezina 1928, scrapped 1937
36 92973 Texas Cleveland SB Co Laker 5,229 Sep-99 Later Malietowa 1899, scrapped 1963
37 77407 John W. Gates Pittsburgh S.S.Co Laker 5,946 Mar-00 Scrapped 1961
38 77409 James J. Hill Pittsburgh S.S.Co Laker 6,025 May-00 Scuttled 1962
39 100707 Isaac L. Elwood American S.S.Co Laker 5,085 May-00 Subcontracted to West Bay City SB, scrapped 1961
40 81702 William Edenborn American S.S.Co Laker 5,085 Jun-00 Subcontracted to West Bay City SB, sunk as breakwater 1962