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

Ship owner: American Steel Barge Co.; Buckeye Steamship Co.; Pittsburgh Steamship Co.; U.S. War Shipping Adm.

Ship builder: Alexander McDougall

Engine builder: Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio

Year ship built: 1898

Year engine built: 1898

Location engine built: Cleveland, Ohio

Final disposition: Scrapped, Hamilton, Ontario, 1947.


Final variation of whalebacks constructed.

Named for Captain Alexander McDougall, born Port Ellen, Islay, Scotland, 16 September 1845.  Died Duluth, Minnesota, 23 May 1923.  Inventor of whaleback type ships.



1) American Steel Barge Co.

2) Pittsburgh Steamship Co.

3) Buckeye Steamship Co.

4) War Shipping Administration

Registry number: US.107372

Hull number: 141

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter, straightback

Height: 22 ft.

Width: 50 ft.

Length: 413.1 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 3672

Net tonnage: 2824

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 17 in.

Piston 2: 28 in.

Piston 3: 43 in.

Piston 4: 66 in.

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