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

Other name(s): Canopus; J.M. Davis

Ship owner: Cia Argentina de Transportes Maritimas; Great Lakes Transit Corp.; Pratt Steamship Co.; War Shipping Administration; Western Transit Co.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan

Year ship built: 1913

Year engine built: 1913

Final disposition: Scrapped in Argentina in December 1976.


To coast in 1942.


b) J. M. Davis

c) Canopus (Argentina # 4045) (1949)


1) Western Transit Co., (NYC & HRRR), Buffalo, New York

2) Great Lakes Transit Corp., Buffalo, New York (1916)

3) War Shipping Administration (1943)

4) Pratt Steamship Co., Los Angeles, California (1946)

5) CIA Argentina de Transportes Maritimas, Buenos Aires (1949)

Registry number: US. 210990

Hull number: 106

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 30.9 ft.

Width: 48.1 ft.

Length: 350 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 4184

Net tonnage: 3283

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 19 in.

Piston 2: 27.6 in.

Piston 3: 40 in.

Piston 4: 58 in.

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