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Lee A. Tregurtha
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Walter A. Sterling
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Walter A. Sterling
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Walter A. Sterling
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Walter A. Sterling
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Chiwawa (1960/10)
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Walter A. Sterling (1984/07)
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Walter A. Sterling (1984/07)
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William Clay Ford (1987/06)
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William Clay Ford (1987/08/10)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (1991/08)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (1992/09/30)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (1995/07/08)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2000/06)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2001)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2003)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2003/06)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2007/06/30)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2010/06/06)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2018/06/21)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2018/06/21)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2018/07/27)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2018/09/05)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2019/06/26)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2019/06/26)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2021/08/06)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2021/08/06)
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Lee A. Tregurtha (2103/06/25)
  IMO: 5385625  
Details/Construction
Builder:Bethlehem Shipbuilding & Dry Dock CompanyLocation:Sparrows Point, Maryland, United StatesHull #:4378
Design:T3-S-A1
Keel Layed:Launched:1942/06/25Commissioned:1942/12/24
Propulsion
As builtType:1 cross-compound steam turbine engineOutput:7700 shp (5744 kW) - 15.5 knots
Manufacturer:Bethlehem Shipbuilding & Drydock Company - Sparrows Point, Maryland, USA
Year: 2006Type:Rolls Royce Bergen B32-40L6POutput:8040 bhp (5914 kW) - 14.0 knots
Manufacturer:Rolls-Royce Bergen - Hordvik, Norway
   
Dimensions
As builtLength (oa):152.9 m (501.6 ft)Gross Tonnage:10350
Length (lbp):Net Tonnage:
Beam:20.7 m (67.9 ft)Dead Weight:16100
Depth:Displacement:
Draft: 
Year: 1961Length (oa):222.5 m (730.0 ft)Gross Tonnage:13122
Length (lbp):218.0 m (715.25 ft)Net Tonnage:
Beam:22.86 m (75.0 ft)Dead Weight:24200
Depth:11.89 m (39.0 ft)Displacement:
Draft:8.5 m (27.8 ft) 
Change Description:Lengthened and widened while being converted to a Great Lakes bulk freighter in Toledo and Lorain, Ohio by American Ship Building Company. A new midbody was built in Hamburg Germany by Schlieker-Werft and towed to Lorain.
Year: 1976Length (oa):251.76 m (826.0 ft)Gross Tonnage:14671
Length (lbp):247.3 m (811.2 ft)Net Tonnage:
Beam:22.9 m (75.0 ft)Dead Weight:24588
Depth:11.89 m (39.0 ft)Displacement:
Draft:8.5 m (27.8 ft) 
Change Description:Lengthened by Fraser Shipyards (Superior, Wisconsin).
Owner HistoryFleet History
OwnerManagerFromUntil
Socony-Mobil Oil Company - United States1942/061942/11
United States Navy19421947
Cities Service Oil Company - New York, NY, USA19471960/01
Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company - Cleveland, Ohio, USA1960/011985/02
Rouge Steel Company - River Rouge, Michigan, USA1985/021989/02
Lakes Shipping Company - Cleveland, Ohio, USAInterlake Steamship Company1989/02
FleetFromUntil
Cleveland Cliffs Steamship Company - Cleveland, Ohio1960/011985/02
Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, Michigan1985/021989/02
Interlake Steamship Company - Cleveland, Ohio1989/02
Name HistoryRegistration History
NameUntil
Mobiloil1942
Samoset1942/12/24
USS Chiwawa1961/05/18
Walter A. Sterling1985
William Clay Ford1989/05/13
Lee A. Tregurtha
NumberPortCall SignMMSIFromUntil
US 251505 Wilmington, Delaware, United States WUR8857 1961 1985
US 251505 Cleveland, Ohio, United States WUR8857 366904950 1985
Description
Launched June 25, 1942 as Class T3-S-A1 tanker Mobiloil for Socony-Mobil Oil Co. It was renamed Samoset before commissioning. On December 24, 1942 the U.S. Navy requisitioned the ship and commissioned it as USS Chiwawa (AO-68). The Chiwawa served on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans during the war and was present in Tokyo Bay during the September 2, 1945, surrender ceremony. The vessel was decommissioned on May 6, 1946, and transferred to the Maritime Commission shortly thereafter.

It was sold to the Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co. in 1960 and it was converted to a Great Lakes bulk freighter in Toledo and Lorain, Ohio by American Ship Building Co. with the addition of a new midbody built in Hamburg Germany by Schlieker-Werft and towed to Lorain. Along with lengthening, the hull was widened by 7 feet and deepened by 2 feet. The ship entered service as Walter A. Sterling on July 15, 1961.

The ship was lengthened again in 1976 at Superior, Wisconsin by Fraser Shipyards from 716.5 feet to 812.5 feet. Then, converted to a self-unloader 1978 at Lorain, Ohio by American Ship Building Company.

Rouge Steel Company, an affiliate of Ford Motor Company, purchased and renamed the ship to William Clay Ford in 1985.

The ship was last sold to the Lakes Shipping Co. of Cleveland, Ohio in April 1989. The ship was renamed to Lee A. Tregurtha (in honor of the wife of Interlakeā€™s vice chairman) on May 13, 1989. A major refit in 2006 saw the steam power plant removed and pair of Rolls Royce diesel engines added. The repowered ship returned to service on September 29, 2006.
Disposition
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