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

Other name(s): Maine; Pleiades

Ship owner: Cleveland Tankers, Inc.; Galena Navigation Co.; Texas Company; U.S. Department of Commerce

Ship builder: Staten Island Ship Building Co., Mariners' Harbor, New York

Year ship built: 1921

Year engine built: 1921

Final disposition: Abandoned in 1972.


Shortened by Todd (Robins Yd.) New York in 1933 to 247.7 ft.  Tonnage reduced to 2370 gross and 1352 net.

Lengthened by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, in 1934 to 353.4 ft.  Tonnage increased to 3371 gross and 2345 net.


b) Maine

c) Pleiades


1) Galena Navigation Company

2) Texas Company

3) Cleveland Tankers, Inc.

4) U.S. Department of Commerce

Registry number: US. 221123

Hull number: 725

Vessel type: Tanker

Height: 25.6 ft.

Width: 43.1 ft.

Length: 299.3 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 2841

Net tonnage: 1670

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 21 in.

Piston 2: 35 in.

Piston 3: 59 in.

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