The M/V H. Lee Whites name honors former American Steamship Company chairman, Harris Lee White.
The M/V H. Lee White was built by Bay Shipbuilding Corp at Sturgeon Bay, WI and entered service in June 1974.
The M/V H. Lee White 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 H. Lee White is used in general trades, transporting iron ore pellets, coal, limestone and grain.
|Midsummer Draft (MS)||30'-7 5/8"|
|Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft||35,400 Gross Tons|
|Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6"||30,900 Gross Tons|
|Unloading Boom Conveyor Length||250'|
|Maximum Unloading Rate||6,000 Tons/Hour|
|Number of Cargo Holds||6|
|Number of Hatches||23|
|Number of Propellers||1|