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

Other name(s): Fred W. Sargent; Papudo; Rauli

Ship owner: Cia de Muelles de la Poblacion Vergara; Erie & Western Transportation Co.; Great Lakes Transit Corp.; Naviera Chilena del Pacifico, S.A.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Ship re-builder: Manitowoc Ship Building Co.

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Year ship built: 1905

Year engine built: 1905

Final disposition: Scrapped in Seville, Spain in 1962.


Sold Chilean in 1944.  Converted by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., 1945 

Delaware River in northwest Pennsylvania and New Jersey, south 296 miles to Delaware Bay. Anchor Line ships often named after rivers in Pennsylvania.


b) Fred W. Sargent

c) Papudo (Chile)

d) Rauli (Chile)


1) Erie & Western Trans. Co., Buffalo, New York

2) Great lakes Transit Corp., Buffalo, New York

3) Cia de Muelles de la Poblacion Vergara, Valparaiso, Chile

4) Naviera Chilena del Pacifico, S.A., Valparaiso, Chile

Registry number: US. 202625

Hull number: 10

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 30.1 ft.

Width: 46 ft.

Length: 350 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 4135

Net tonnage: 2102

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 19 in.

Piston 2: 27 in.

Piston 3: 40 in.

Piston 4: 58 in.

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