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

Other name(s): Virginia

Ship owner: Duke Transportation Co.; Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co.; Old Dominion Line; Pere Marquette Line Steamers; Philadelphia & Norfolk Steamship Co.; Rubber Development Corp.; U.S. Maritime Commission; Wisconsin & Michigan Steamship Co.

Ship builder: W.R. Trigg Co., Richmond, Virginia

Engine builder: W.R. Trigg Co., Richmond, Virginia

Year ship built: 1902

Year engine built: 1902

Final disposition: Lost (DVB)? By enemy action on May 12, 1942? In USMV in 1942, out in 1943. In LR., in 1951. Abandoned in 1949-1951.


b) Virginia


1) Old Dominion Line

2) Pere Marquette Line Steamers (1923)

3) Wisconsin & Michigan Steamship Co. (1934)

4) Duke Transportation Co. (1935)

5) Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co. (1939)

6) Philadelphia & Norfolk Steamship Co. (1941)

7) U.S. Maritime Comm. (1943)

8) Rubber Development Corp. (c.1951)

Registry number: US. 3930

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight

Height: 16.2 ft.

Width: 39 ft.

Length: 201.2 ft.

Stroke length: 30 in.

Gross tonnage: 1075

Net tonnage: 648

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 18 in.

Piston 2: 29 in.

Piston 3: 48 in.

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