Chicago Shipbuilding, Chicago IL

(later AmShip Chicago)

Most recent update: August 17, 2015.


Chicago Shipbuilding was an offshoot of Cleveland's Globe Iron Works.  It became a subsidiary of The American Ship Building Company in 1898 and a division in 1911.  After WWI, AmShip operated it as a repair yard but closed it in the 1970s.  It was located on the east bank of the Calumet River, at 101st Street, where Morton Salt is now.  See the site from the air on Google here.  

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
Built by Chicago Shipbuilding
1 92282 Marina Minnesota S.S.Co. Laker 2,431 Nov-91 Later George A. Graham 1913, wrecked 1917
2 92298 Masaba Minnesota S.S.Co. Laker 2,431 Apr-91 Later General Henrys  1920, scrapped 1923
3 none Whileaway Mr. Dodge 70' Yacht   1891 Later Majestic, burned & abandoned 1947
4 92459 Maritana Minnesota S.S.Co. Laker 2,957 Jun-92 Scrapped 1947
5 126876 Cadillac Cleveland Cliffs SS Co. Laker 1,263 Jul-92 Later Maplehurst 1920, wrecked 1922
6 145631 Thomas Maytham Republic S.S. Co. Laker 2,329 Jan-93 Later Dolomite 1938, Motorex 1941, sunk by gunfire 1942
7 107005 Arthur Orr C.W. Elphicke Laker 2,329 Jul-93 Scrapped 1949
8 92521 Manitou Lake Mich. & Lake Sup. Tpt. Co. Laker 2,944 Jun-93 Later Isle Royale 1933, burnt 1936
9 na unnamed Chicago Shipbuilding Company Caisson   1893  
10 161061 Kearsarge Interlake S.S. Co. Laker 3,092 May-94 Scrapped 1948
11 167161 G.L. No. 8 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Dump Scow 217 1895 Documented 1919
12 93389 Marcia Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 2,237 Jan-95 Later Mitschfibre, scrapped 1966
13 92637 Malta Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 2,237 Jan-95 Later Thunder Bay, Pinebranch, scrapped 1960
14 161758 Victory Interlake S.S. Co. Laker 3,774 Jun-95 Later Victorious 1940, sunk as breakwater in Toronto 1969
15 28129 Zenith City Zenith Transit Laker 3,850 1895 Scrapped 1946
16 107186 Aurania J. Corrigan Barge 3,218 1895 Sank 1909
17 92696 Manda Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 3,256 1896 Later Resolute, scrapped 1972
18 92697 Martha Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 3,256 1896 Later Owendoc, scrapped 1975
19 86348 George E. Hartnell Northwestern Transportaion Co. Schooner 3,265 Mar-96 Later Glensannox 1923, Portsmouth 1926, scrapped 1937
20 86350 George N. Orr C.W. Elphicke Laker 2,872 May-96 Wrecked 1917
21 92736 Maricopa Minnesota S.S.Co. Laker 4,223 Jul-96 Later John P. Geistman 1937, E. E. Johnson 1941, Altadoc 1945, D. B. Weldon 1962, scrapped 1974
22 92740 Magna Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 3,259 Aug-96 Scrapped 1962
23 86363 George H. Corliss Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 3,259 Sep-96 Later Kenordoc, scrapped 1973
24 107242 Alfred Krupp Minnesota S.S.Co. Schooner 3,259 Sep-96 Scrapped 1973
25 127176 Crescent City Zenith Transit Co. Laker 4,213 Jun-97 Later Carl W. Meyers 1950, scrapped 1959
26 127172 Carrington Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 3,180 1897 Later Delkote, scrapped 1967
27 92769 Minneapolis Lower Lakes S.S. Co. Laker 2,029 Apr-97 Later Ramon  Marimin 1920, Burlington 1922, wrecked 1936
28 116762 St. Paul Lower Lakes S.S. Co. Laker 2,029 May-97 Later Eduardo Sala 1921, Bennington 1923, scrapped 1949
29 30089 Amazon J. Corrigan Barge 3,599 Jun-97 Scrapped 1953
30 172556 7   Dump Scow 385 1896 documented 1936
31 30094 Australia J. Corrigan Barge 3,745 Jan-97 Later S. B. Coolidge, scrapped 1948
32 81597 William R. Linn C. W. Elphicke Laker 4,328 Apr-98 Later L. G. Wescoat 1940, scrapped 1964
33 92894 Maia Minnesota S.S. Co. Schooner 3,804 1898 Scrapped 1962
34 200603 Illinois City of Chicago Fire Tug 287 1898  
Built by AmShip Chicago
35 100680 Illinois Northern Michigan Tptn. Co. Passenger 2,427 Jun-99 Scrapped 1947
36 92950 Manila Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 5,039 Jul-99  
37 92974 Maunaloa Minnesota S.S.Co. Laker 4,951 Sep-99 Later Maunaloa II 1945, scrapped 1971
38 93020 Madeira Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 5,039 Feb-00 Sunk 1905
39 93021 Marsala Minnesota S.S.Co. Barge 5,039 Apr-00  
40 111294 Robert W. E. Bunsen Bessemer S.S. Co. Laker 4,473 Jun-00 Later Marquis Rouen 1954
41 3845 Bryn Mawr Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Schooner 4,294 Jun-00 Later Bryn Barge, scrapped 1968
42 127451 Cornell Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 5,082 Jul-00 Later Neptune 1954, Cornell 1958, scrapped 1961
43 130908 Northwestern Northwestern S.S. Co. Cargo Ship 2,207 Mar-01 Later Federal 1921, sunk by gunfire 1942
44 130906 Northman Northwestern S.S. Co. Cargo Ship 2,157 Mar-01 Later Louisiana 1911, Port Texaco No. 5 1932, Ceylon 1940, Cowasjee 1948, scrapped 1956
45 130905 Northeastern Northwestern S.S. Co. Cargo Ship 2,157 May-01 Wrecked 1904
46 130907 Northtown Northwestern S.S. Co. Cargo Ship 2,208 Mar-01 Later Alabama 1914, Amabala 1918, Alabama 1919, scrapped 1950
47 81747 William L. Brown Federal S.S. Co. Laker 4,998 May-01 Later George H. Ingalls 1923, scrapped 1965
48 93151 Mary C. Elphicke Federal S.S. Co. Laker 4,998 Jun-01 Later Morris S. Tremayne 1923, T. J. McCarthy 1946, scrapped 1965
49 121205 Frank T. Heffelinger Peavey S.S. Co. Laker 4,897 Oct-01 Later Clemens A Reiss 1918, Superior 1959, scrapped 1961
50 121208 Frederick B. Wells Peavey S.S. Co. Laker 4,897 Oct-01 Later Otto M. Reiss, Sullivan Brothers, Henry R. Platt, Jr., Pillsbury's Barg, Pillsbury, scuttled 1966
51 107738 A. G. Brower United States Transportation Co. Laker 3,582 Apr-02 Later Sargent, C. B. Nienaber, S. B. Way, Howard P. Eels Jr., D. E. Callender, E. G. Mathiott, scrapped 1960
52 81803 W. W. Brown United States Transportation Co. Laker 3,582 Apr-02 Later Baltic 1920, John W. Ailes 1922, Henry T. Ewig 1926, scrapped 1963
53 96606 Horace S. Wilkinson United States Transportation Co. Laker 3,860 Apr-02 Later Belguim, Michigan, Texaco Michigan, Trina, Corpus Christi, Witwater II, Corpus Christi
54 141783 Luzon Erie S.S. Co. Laker 3,582 Apr-02 Later John Anderson 1924, G. G. Post 1932, scrapped 1971
55 93265 Milwaukee Western Transit Co. Cargo Ship 3,327 Jun-02 Scrapped 1940
56 150959 Panay E.D. Carter Laker 3,811 Jul-02 Later William Nelson 1928, Ben E. Tate 1936, scrapped 1968
57 86671 George B. Leonard United States Transportation Co. Laker 4,037 Apr-03 Scrapped 1946
58 127752 Charles M. Warner United States Transportation Co. Laker 3,812 May-03 Later dredge Michigan 1928, Lakewood 1956, scrapped 1995
59 77583 John Lambert Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Tptn. Laker 1,550 Jun-03 Later Houlgate 1916, sunk 1916
60 200000 George C. Howe Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Tptn. Laker 1,550 Jul-03 Later Cabourg 1916, Glenealy 1921, Chapleau 1927, scrapped 1955
61 200089 John Crerar Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Tptn. Laker 1,550 Jul-03 Later Fouras 1916, Glengarnock 1921, Courtright 1927, Cedarbranch 1940, Empire Newt 1945, scrapped 1947
62 200254 R. L. Ireland Gilchrist Transportation Co. Laker 4,470 Sep-03 Later Sirius 1913, Ontadoc 1926, scrapped 1970
63 200377 Perry G. Walker Gilchrist Transportation Co. Laker 4,470 Nov-03 Later Taurus 1913, scrapped 1946
64 200593 Duluth Western Transit Co. Cargo Ship 4,623 Dec-03 Scrapped 1950
65 200861 Missouri Northern Michigan Transit Co. Passenger 2,434 Apr-04 Burnt 1939 and hulked, scrapped 1947
66 202014 Elbert H. Gary Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 6,331 May-05 Later R. E. Webster 1963, scrapped 1973
67 202296 William E. Corey Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 6,363 Aug-05 Later Ridgetown 1963, sunk as breakwater at Port Credit 1970
68 203155 J. Pierpont Morgan Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 7,161 Jun-06 Later Heron Bay 1966, Heron B. 1978, scrapped 1979
69 203332 Henry H. Rogers Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 7,053 Aug-06 Scrapped 1974
70 203543 Norman B. Ream Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 7,053 1906 Later Kinsman Enterprise 1965, Hull No. 1 1979, scrapped 1989
71 203677 Peter A. B. Widener Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 7,053 Nov-06 Scrapped 1986
72 203917 William B. Kerr Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 7,769 Mar-07 Later Francis E. House 1911, Kinsman Independent 1966, scrapped 1973
73 204212 Thomas Lynch Pittsburgh S.S. Co. Laker 7,240 Jun-07 Later Wiarton 1966, scrapped 1973
74 204526 Salt Lake City Holmes S.S. Co. Laker 6,530 Sep-07 Later Chester A. Congdon 1912, wrecked 1918
75 204701 William A. Hawgood Atlas S.S. Co. Laker 6,530 Nov-07 Later R. L. Agassiz 1913, Carl C. Conway 1934, scrapped 1963
76 204631 Arthur H Hawgood Neptune S.S. Co. Laker 6,486 Oct-07 Subcontract to West Bay City SB, later Joseph Block
77 208305 Pere Marquette 18 Pere Marquette Railway Co. Laker 2,777 Jan-11 Scrapped 1957
78 225159 Koalkraft By-Products Coke Co. Lighter 376 1913  
79 Norway Nordal D/S  A/S Vestlandet Cargo Ship 2,081 Aug-16 Later Begensgut 1917, torpedoed and lost 1917
80 214554 Manta Atlantic Gulf & West Indies Lines Cargo Ship 2,081 Nov-16 Later Ring 1930, Trym 1932, foundered 1937
81 215580 Choctaw Atlantic Gulf & West Indies Lines Cargo Ship 2,086 Sep-17 Later Othander 1929, Tung Lung 1935, Shoka Maru 1938, bombed and sunk 1945
82 Norway Danebrog Svensen & Jespersen Cargo Ship 1,866 Jun-17 Later Scandia 1924, Maia 1934, seized by Russia 1940, later Valga, scrapped 1970
83 215716 War Banner /Lake Worth UK Admiralty Cargo Ship 2,080 Oct-17 Later Phoenicier 1920, Amberstone 1924, Orland 1927, bombed and lost 1940
84 215788 War Hound/Lake Huron UK Admiralty Cargo Ship 2,080 Nov-17 Later Serbier, Cap La Heve, Binab, Benito, Advance, Trojan, Trojan III, Advance, Mister Stathis, Agios Dimitrios, scrapped 1966
85 216199 War Duty/Lake Clear UK Admiralty Cargo Ship 2,054 Apr-18 Later Padilla 1926, Morea 1935, sunk by gunfire 1940
86 216098 War Laurel/Lake Crescent UK Admiralty Cargo Ship 2,054 May-18 Later Sandcraft 1923, in collision and sank 1950
87 216540 Lake Yemassee US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,319 Jul-17 Scrapped 1928
88 216698 Lake Yahara US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,338 Jul-17 Scrapped 1928
89 216741 Lake Bloomington US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,342 Aug-18 Wrecked 1918
90 216814 Lake Berdan US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,342 Sep-18 Scrapped 1927
91 216998 Lake Fondulac US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,338 Oct-18 Scrapped 1927
92 216915 Lake Buckeye US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,338 Sep-18 Scrapped 1928
93 216999 Lake Beacon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,338 Oct-18 Scrapped 1927
94 217199 Lake Desha US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,338 Nov-18 Scrapped 1927
95 217183 Lake Mattato US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,338 Nov-18 Scrapped 1927
96 217266 Lake Gradan US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,332 Nov-18 Scrapped 1927
97 217295 Lake Grafton US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,630 Dec-18 Wrecked 1920
98 217789 Lake Grainger US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,615 Apr-19 Scrapped 1928
99 217912 Lake Grama US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,615 May-19 Scrapped 1927
100 217884 Lake Grampian US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,615 May-19 Scrapped 1927
101 217855 Lake Grampus US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,615 May-19 Scrapped 1928
102 218117 Lake Granby US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,615 Jun-19 Scrapped 1927
103 218176 Lake Gazette US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,664 Sep-19 Scrapped 1930
104 219073 Lake Gebhart US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,810 Oct-19 Wrecked 1923
105 219173 Lake Gera US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,637 Nov-19 Later Southlands 1923, Ruth Lykes 1929, sunk by gunfire 1942
106 219205 Lake Gert US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,637 May-20 Scrapped 1930
107 219204 Lake Getaway US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,637 May-20 Later Upshur 1935, Norluna 1941, wrecked 1942
108 219894 Lake Geyser US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,592 May-20 Scrapped 1932
109 219601 Lake Giddings US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 2,592 May-20 Later Texas Shipper 1932, West Shipper 1935, Caribqueen 1941, Hai Kwei 1946, scrapped 1951
none 233482 C.S.B.2 Chicago Shipbuilding Co. Workboat 8 Sep-34  
none 238122 Chicago Ship No. 3 Chicago Shipbuilding Co. Workboat 21 Aug-39  
none 242889 Chicago Ship No. 5 Chicago Shipbuilding Co. Workboat 21 1942  
110 Federal unknown USACOE Dredge hull 400 1958  
111 Federal unknown USACOE Dredge hull 400 1958  
112 Federal unknown USACOE Dredge hull 400 1958