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

Other name(s): Badger State; Georgian; Yukondoc

Ship owner: American Mediterranean Steamship Co.; Canada Atlantic Transit Co.; Canada Interlake Line, Ltd.; Canada Steamship Lines; Federal Motorships, Inc.; Northwest Steamship Co., Ltd.; Paterson Steamships, Ltd.

Ship builder: Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Glasgow, Scotland

Engine builder: Clyde Shipbuilding & Engine Co., Glasgow, Scotland

Engine re-builder: Ansaldo, San Giorgio, Italy; Bessemer Engine Co.

Year ship built: 1912

Year engine built: 1912

Final disposition: Sank in the Mouth of Grijalva River, Gulf of Mexico on January 14, 1946.


Cut down for N.Y. State Barge Canal to 1118 gross and 1539 net tonnage.


1) Diesel (direct) 1912: 4 cyl.  18.5 with 32 in. stroke. Clyde

    Shipbuilding & Engine Co., Glasgow, Scotland.

2) Diesel (& electric motor) 1922: 8 cyl. 15 7/20 with 23 in.

    stroke.  Ansaldo, San Giorgio, Italy

3) Diesel (& electric motor) 1928: 6 cyl. 18 with 22 in. stroke.

     Bessemer Engine Co.


b) Yukondoc (C.133077)

c) Georgian

d) Badger State (US. 214598)


1) Canada Interlake Line

2) Canada Steamship Lines

3) American-Mediterranean Steamship Co.

4) Canada-Atlantic Transit Co. (Charter operator)

5) Paterson Steamships, Ltd., Fort William, Ontario

6) Northwest Steamships, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario

7) Federal Motorships, Inc., New York (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 214598;C.133077

Hull number: 298

Vessel type: Freighter

Height: 23 ft.

Width: 43 ft.

Length: 251 ft.

Stroke length: 32 in.

Gross tonnage: 2367

Net tonnage: 1742

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel

Piston 1: 4 cyl

Piston 2: 18.5 in.

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