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

Other name(s): Brookdale; Fred A. Manske

Ship owner: Boland & Cornelius; Hutchinson & Co.; Kinney Steamship Co.; Reoch Transports, Ltd.

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

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

Engine re-builder: Skinner Engine Co., Erie, Pennsylvania

Year ship built: 1909

Year engine built: 1900

Final disposition: Scrapped, 1980, at Port Maitland, Ontario.


Converted to a self-unloader in 1937 at American Shipbuilding Co. Original engine salvaged from Lafayette tha was wrecked in November 1905.  Re-engined in 1952 with a Skinner 5 cylinder uniflow, 20 1/2 diameter and 36 stroke. Converted to self unloader in 1937.



b) Fred A. Manske (1962)

c) Brookdale (1976)


1) Kinney Steamship Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) Hutchinson & Co., Cleveland, Ohio

3) Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo, New York

4) Reoch Transports, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario (1976) (C. 370901)

Registry number: US. 206695

Hull number: 371

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 26

Width: 54

Length: 509

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 6993

Net tonnage: 5835

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 18

Piston 2: 26.75

Piston 3: 41

Piston 4: 63

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