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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Edwin N. Ohl

Other name(s): Michael G. Browning; Michael Gallagher

Ship owner: Becker Steamship Co.; Browning Lines; Midland Steamship Line; Primo Lake Ship Co.; Steel Products Steamship Co.; Valley Steamship Co.(Becker)

Ship builder: Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte, Michigan

Engine builder: Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte, Michigan

Year ship built: 1907

Year engine built: 1907

Final disposition: Sold for scrap, and scapped in Italy, 1964.


Launched September 28, 1907.  Used as a storage hull in Buffalo, New York (1959).


b) Michael Gallagher (1923)

c) Michael G. Browning (1956)


1) Valley Steamship Co. (Becker), Cleveland, Ohio

2) Becker Steamship Co. (1923)

3) Midland Steamship Line (1930)

4) Steel Products Steamship Co., Buffalo, New York (1953)

5) Browning Lines, Detroit, Michigan (1955)

6) Primo Lake Ship Co., Buffalo, New York (1958-1962)

Registry number: US.204630

Hull number: 172

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 28 ft.

Width: 54.2 ft.

Length: 420 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 5141

Net tonnage: 3818

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 22 in.

Piston 2: 35 in.

Piston 3: 58 in.

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