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

Other name(s): George F. Brownell

Ship owner: U.S. Shipping Board; Union Steamboat Line

Ship builder: Union Dry Dock Co., Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: [U. F. Palmer, Jr. Co.] Quintaro Iron Works, New York

Year ship built: 1888

Year engine built: 1888

Final disposition: Lost by enemy action off Azores Island during World War I on November 20, 1916.


Launched on Februay 29, 1888. Speed 16 m.p.h. Chicago - Buffalo, 54 hrs.


b) George F. Brownell (1914)

c) Chemung (1916)


1) Union Steamboat Line (Erie Railroad), Buffalo, New York

2) U.S. Shipping Board

Registry number: US. 126495

Hull number: 44

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 14.8 ft.

Width: 41.2 ft.

Length: 325 ft.

Stroke length: 54 in.

Gross tonnage: 2615

Net tonnage: 1943

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 28 in.

Piston 2: 42.5 in.

Piston 3: 72 in.

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