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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Charles W. Kotcher

Other name(s): Frank E. Taplin

Ship owner: Wilson Transit Co.

Ship builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Year ship built: 1908

Year engine built: 1907

Final disposition: Scrapped in Cartagena, Spain, 1970.


b) Frank E. Taplin (1920)


1) Detroit Steamship Co. (Sullivan)

2) Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland, Ohio  (1915)

3) Gartland Steamship Co. (Sullivan - 1951)  (Last owner.)

Registry number: US. 204799

Hull number: 356

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 24.2 ft.

Width: 52.2 ft.

Length: 427.2 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 4650

Net tonnage: 3448

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 22 in.

Piston 2: 35 in.

Piston 3: 58 in.

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