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

Other name(s): Haerunger; Malacca Straits; W.J. Connors

Ship owner: Great Lakes Transit Corp.; Haerunger H/F; Lehigh Valley Transit Co.; Overlakes Freight Corporation; U.S. Maritime Commission

Ship builder: Buffalo Dry Dock Co., Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte, Michigan

Year ship built: 1901

Year engine built: 1901

Final disposition: Scrapped in Europe c.1957.


Sold to Iceland after World War II.  To ocean 1942 and converted by Boland Machine & Manufacturing Co., New Orleans ni 1942 and Albina Engineering & Machine Co., Portland, Oregon in 1948.  Dimensions changed to  26.6 X 50.5 X 380 and tonnage to Gross 5056.



b) W. J. Connors (1920)

c) Malacca Straits (1942)

d) W. J. Connors (1943)

e) Haerunger (Iceland) (1950)


1) Lehigh Valley Transit Co.; 2) Great Lakes Transit Corp., Buffalo, New York (1919);3)  U. S. Maritime Commission (1943); 4) Overlakes Freight Corp. (1947); 5) Haerunger H/F, Reykavik, Iceland (1950).

Registry number: US. 93133

Hull number: 98

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 28

Width: 50.5

Length: 381.7

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 4625

Net tonnage: 3735

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 20

Piston 2: 30

Piston 3: 43

Piston 4: 63

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