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

Other name(s): Richard J. Reiss; Richard Reiss

Ship owner: Boland & Cornelius; Erie Sand Steamship Company; Reiss Steamship Co.; U.S. Maritime Commission

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan

Engine re-builder: General Motors Corp., Detroit, Michigan (1976)

Year ship built: 1943

Year engine built: 1943

Final disposition: In service.


b) Richard J. Reiss

c) Richard Reiss


1) U.S. Maritime Comm.

2) Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan, Wisconsin

3) Boland & Cornelius

4) Erie Sand Steamship Co.

Registry number: US. 243406

Hull number: 290

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 30.2 ft.

Width: 60.2 ft.

Length: 603.8 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 9057

Net tonnage: 6793

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 24 in.

Piston 2: 41 in.

Piston 3: 63 in.

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