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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Alexander McDougall

Ship owner: American Steel Barge Co.; Buckeye Steamship Co.; Pittsburgh Steamship Co.; U.S. War Shipping Adm.

Ship builder: Alexander McDougall

Engine builder: Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio

Year ship built: 1898

Year engine built: 1898

Location engine built: Cleveland, Ohio

Final disposition: Scrapped, Hamilton, Ontario, 1947.

Notes:

Final variation of whalebacks constructed.

Named for Captain Alexander McDougall, born Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland, 16 September 1845.  Died Duluth, Minnesota, 23 May 1923.  Inventor of whaleback type ships.

Remarks:

Owners:

1) American Steel Barge Co.

2) Pittsburgh Steamship Co.

3) Buckeye Steamship Co.

4) War Shipping Administration

Registry number: US.107372

Hull number: 141

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter, straightback

Height: 22 ft.

Width: 50 ft.

Length: 413.1 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 3672

Net tonnage: 2824

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 17 in.

Piston 2: 28 in.

Piston 3: 43 in.

Piston 4: 66 in.

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