John J. Boland

M/V John J. Boland



Built as the M/V Charles E. Wilson, the vessel was renamed in 2000 to honor American Steamship Company co-founder and former president John J. Boland.


The M/V John J. Boland was built by Bay Shipbuilding Corp at Sturgeon Bay, WI and entered service in September 1973.


The M/V John J. Boland 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 stern thrusters.


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

Length, Overall 680'-0"
Beam 78'-0"
Depth 45'-0"
Midsummer Draft (MS) 30'-7 1/8"
Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft 34,000 Gross Tons
Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6" 29,600 Gross Tons
Unloading Boom Conveyor Length 250'
Maximum Unloading Rate 6,000 Tons/Hour
Number of Cargo Holds 6
Number of Hatches 22
Shaft Horsepower 7,000
Year Built 1973
Number of Propellers 1


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