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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Philip D. Block

Ship owner: Inland Steel Co.; Pioneer Steamship Co.

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

Engine re-builder: Westinghouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Year ship built: 1925

Year engine built: 1925

Final disposition: Sold for scrap September 1985 and scrapped in 1986.

Notes:

Lengthened to 658 feet in 1953 in Chicago with gross tonnage rising to 9149 and net tonnage to 7178.  Reengined with a Westinghouse 2 cylinder turbine @ 4950 horsepower at same time.

Remarks:

Owners:

1) Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) Inland Steel Co., Chicago, Illinois

Registry number: US. 224508

Hull number: 789

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 32

Width: 60

Length: 586

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 7932

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 24.5

Piston 2: 41

Piston 3: 65

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