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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Ann Arbor No. 7

Other name(s): Viking

Ship owner: Ann Arbor Railroad

Ship builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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

Year ship built: 1925

Year engine built: 1925

Final disposition: Reduced to a barge.


Rebuilt, 1964.

Engine specs, twin triple expansion:

20.5 in., 34 in., 56 in. with a 36 in. stroke.

Engine specs, diesel:

16 cyl. 9.06 in. with a 10 in. stroke.



b) Viking (1964)


Ann Arbor Railroad, Frankfort, Michigan

Registry number: US. 224430

Hull number: 214

Vessel type: Train Ferry

Height: 21.6 ft.

Width: 56 ft.

Length: 348 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 2934

Net tonnage: 1426

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel & electric motor [twin]; Triple expansion

Piston 1: 20.5 in

Piston 2: 34 in.

Piston 3: 56 in.

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