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

Other name(s): Racine; Rene

Ship owner: Barry Brothers; Booth Fisheries, Inc.; French Navy; Graham & Morton Transportation Co.; J.W. Elwell & Co.

Ship builder: Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, Ohio

Engine builder: Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, Ohio

Year ship built: 1901

Year engine built: 1901

Final disposition: Last Listing, France, 1938.


Captain Jacob Hector first commander. Heavy hull for winter service.

Sold to France in 1917.


b) Racine (1910)

c) Rene (of Brest, France)


1) Booth Fisheries, Inc., Chicago, Illinois

2) Graham & Morton Trans. Co., Chicago, Illinois (1903)

3) Barry Bros., Chicago, Illinois (c.1910)

4) J.W. Elwell & Co. (1917)

5) French Navy

Registry number: US. 107627

Hull number: 81

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight

Height: 20.1 ft.

Width: 31.6 ft.

Length: 173 ft.

Stroke length: 24 in.

Gross tonnage: 1089

Net tonnage: 740

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 15 in.

Piston 2: 25 in.

Piston 3: 42 in.

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