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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: W. D. Rees

Other name(s): Leetsdale

Ship owner: Bethlehem Transportation Co.; Cargo Carriers, Inc.; T. J. McCarthy Steamship Co.; Wilson Transit Co.

Ship builder: Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Cleveland Steamship Co.

Year ship built: 1896

Year engine built: 1896

Location engine built: Cleveland, Ohio

Final disposition: Scrapped, Lackawanna, New York, c. 1955


b) Leetsdale (1951)


1) Wilson Transit Co.

2) Cargo Carriers, Inc.

3) T. J. McCarthy Shipbuilding Company

4) Bethlehem Transportation Corporation (last owner)

Registry number: US. 81535

Hull number: 23

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Contributor(s): Cleveland Steamship Co.

Height: 23.5

Width: 45

Length: 396.4

Stroke length: 40

Gross tonnage: 3760

Net tonnage: 2992

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 23

Piston 2: 38

Piston 3: 63

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