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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: George W. Perkins

Other name(s): H.C. Heimbecker; Westdale

Ship owner: Pittsburgh Steamship Co.; Reoch Steamships, Ltd.; Soo River Line

Ship builder: Superior Shipbuilding Co., West Superior, Wisconsin

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

Year ship built: 1905

Year engine built: 1905

Final disposition: Sold for scrap, 1981. Scarapped at Ashtabula.


Unofficial name in recent years: "Junkdale".


b) Westdale (BR. 317133)  (1964)

c) H. C. Heimbecker (1977)


1) Pittsburgh Steamship Co.

2) Reoch Steamships, Ltd.

3) Soo River Line (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 202166;BR.317133

Hull number: 31

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 26.5 ft

Width: 56.4 ft.

Length: 556.2 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 6553

Net tonnage: 5452

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 24 in.

Piston 2: 39 in.

Piston 3: 65 in.

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