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

Other name(s): Aquarama

Ship owner: Ohio-Michigan Navigation Co.; Sand Products Co.; U.S. Maritime Commission

Ship builder: Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania

Engine builder: General Electric., Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1945

Year engine built: 1945

Final disposition: Out of documation, USMV, 1978.


Brought to Lakes via Mississippi River, 1954. Rebuilt to passenger vessel completed in Muskegon, Mich., 1954-1955. Tonnage changed to 10780 gross and 7533 net at rebuilding.  Chartered to Ohio-Michigan Navigation Co., 1956. Local nickname: "Awkward Rammer."



b) Aquarama


1) U. S. Maritime Commission

2) Sand Products Co., Muskegon, Michigan

3) Ohio-Michigan Navigation Co. (1958)

Registry number: US. 248329

Hull number: 357

Vessel type: Military transport, C-4 type

Height: 43

Width: 71.6

Length: 496

Gross tonnage: 12773

Net tonnage: 10894

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Turbine

Piston 1: 2 cyl.

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