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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: William B. Davock

Ship owner: Interlake Steamship Co.; Vulcan Steamship Co.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan

Year ship built: 1907

Year engine built: 1907

Final disposition: Foundered off Ludington, Michigan in the Armistice Day Storm, November 11,1940 with all lives (32) lost.


Wreck lies upside down with rudder twisted heavily to port.



1) Vulcan Steamship Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland, Ohio (1915)

Registry number: US.204121

Hull number: 26

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 23 ft

Width: 52 ft

Length: 420 ft

Stroke length: 42 in

Gross tonnage: 4468 t

Net tonnage: 3246 t

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 21 in

Piston 2: 34.5 in

Piston 3: 57 in

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