M/V American Courage

M/V American Courage



The M/V American Courage was originally named in honor of Fred R. White, Jr., former vice president and director of Oglebay Norton Company. The vessel came under the ownership of American Steamship Company in 2006.


The M/V American Courage was built in 1979 by Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, WI. The M/V American Courage made its maiden voyage in ballast from Sturgeon Bay, WI to Escanaba, MI to load iron ore pellets in May of 1979.


The M/V American Courage is powered by two 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines. The vessel uses a conveyor system below its cargo holds to transport cargo to an inclined conveyor system that elevates the cargo to the deck-mounted boom conveyor. For maneuvering in port, the vessel is equipped with 1,000 HP bow and 600 HP stern thrusters.


The M/V American Courage is used in general trades, transporting iron ore pellets, coal and limestone. This vessel is currently bareboat chartered to a third-party freight carrier.

Length, Overall 634'-10"
Beam 68'-0"
Depth 40'-0"
Midsummer Draft (MS) 27'-11 7/8"
Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft 24,300 Gross Tons
Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6" 23,700 Gross Tons
Unloading Boom Conveyor Length 250'
Maximum Unloading Rate 6,000 Tons/Hour
Number of Cargo Holds 5
Number of Hatches 20
Shaft Horsepower 7,000
Year Built 1979
Number of Propellers 1


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