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

Other name(s): Poweraux Peter; R. R. Richardson; Ralph S. Caulkins

Ship owner: Auxiliary Power Co.; Garland Steamship Co.; Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co.; Pittsburgh Steamship Co.; W. A. & A. H. Hawgood; Waterways Navigation Co.

Ship builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Engine builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Year ship built: 1902

Year engine built: 1902

Final disposition: Sold for scrap in 1964. Scrapped in W. Germany.


Launched on May 17, 1902.


b) R. R.  Richardson (1916)

c) Ralph S. Caulkins (1941)

d) Poweraux Peter (1963)


1) W. A & A. H. Hawgood, Cleveland, Ohio

2) Pittsburgh Steamship Co. (1916)

3) Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co. (1941)

4) Waterways Navigation Co (1943)

5) Garland Steamship Co (1959)

6) Auxiliary Power Co., New York, New York (1963)

Registry number: US. 77532

Hull number: 317

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 28

Width: 50

Length: 414

Stroke length: 40

Gross tonnage: 4046

Net tonnage: 2925

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 22

Piston 2: 35

Piston 3: 58

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