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

Ship owner: A. McVittie; Columbia Steamship Co.; Fontana Steamship Co.; M. McMillan; Richardson Transportation Co.; U.S. Maritime Commission

Ship builder: Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte, Michigan

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1901

Year engine built: 1901

Final disposition: Scrapped at Buffalo in 1953.


Launched on July 13, 1901.

Reconstructed in 1914; tonnage change: 3597 gross, 2992 net.



1) A. McVittie (Michigan Steamship Co.), Detroit, Michigan

2) M. McMillan (Michigan Steamship Co.)

3) Columbia Steamship Co.

4) Fontana Steamship Co. (Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., mgrs.)

5) U.S. Martime Comm. (Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., mgrs.)

Registry number: US. 127553

Hull number: 142

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 23.3 ft.

Width: 50.2 ft.

Length: 356 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 3879

Net tonnage: 3044

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 18 in.

Piston 2: 29 in.

Piston 3: 48 in.

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