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

Other name(s): Ace_; M. G. Zalinski

Ship owner: Ace Steamship Company; Terminals & Transportation Corp.; U.S. Maritime Commission; U.S. Shipping Board

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

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

Year ship built: 1919

Year engine built: 1919

Final disposition: There are two conflicting dispositions recorded: 1) Torpedoed off west coast of British Columbia, in position 50 degrees 20 feet North x 131 degrees 32 feet West, on June 26, 1944 and 2) struck a rock and sank, Pitt Island, British Columbia, on September 29, 1946. Raised and scrapped.


Launched April 14, 1919


b) Ace (1924)

c) M. G. Zalinski (1941)


1) U. S. Shipping Board, Washington D.C. (1919-24)

2) Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co., Duluth, Minnesota (1924-30)

3) Terminals & Transportation Corp., Duluth, Minnesota (1930-41)

4) U. S. Maritime Commission, Wash. D.C. (1941-44)

Registry number: US. 218268

Hull number: 759

Vessel type: Laker

Height: 26.2

Width: 43.6

Length: 251

Stroke length: 40

Gross tonnage: 2616

Net tonnage: 1611

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 20

Piston 2: 33

Piston 3: 54

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