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

Ship owner: M. Ritter; Pringle Barge Line Co.; U.S. Shipping Board

Ship builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Elizabeth, New Jersey

Year ship built: 1919

Year engine built: 1919

Location engine built: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Final disposition: Scrapped, Detroit, Michigan, 1953.


Part of WWI naval building program, completed the war ended.

Engines removed, 1951.



1) U.S. Shipping Board

2) Pringle Barge Line Co., Detroit, Michigan (1923)

3) M. Ritter, Muskegon, Michigan (1951)

Registry number: US.217889

Hull number: 2124

Vessel type: Sea going tug

Height: 14.8 ft.

Width: 27.7 ft.

Length: 142 ft.

Stroke length: 30 in.

Gross tonnage: 422

Net tonnage: 234

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 17 in.,

Piston 2: 25 in.,

Piston 3: 43 in.

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