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

Other name(s): Baltic; Harry T. Ewig; John W. Ailes; Lighter No. 1; Lighter No. 2

Ship owner: Columbia Transportation Co.; Great Lakes Steamship Co.; Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.; Roen Steamship Co.; United States Transit Co.; Valley Camp Steamship Co.

Ship builder: Chicago Ship Building Co., Chicago, Illinois

Engine builder: Chicago Ship Building Co., Chicago, Illinois

Year ship built: 1902

Year engine built: 1902

Final disposition: Cut down to two barges in 1965. Out of Documentation (USMV-1968).


Lighter No. 1 (bow) and Lighter No. 2 (stern), not registered.

b)  Baltic (1920)

c) John W. Ailes (1922)

d) Harry T. Ewig (1926)

e) Lighter No. 1 (bow) (1965)

    Lighter No. 2 (stern) (1965)


1) United States Transit Co.

2) Great Lakes Steamship Co.

3) Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.

4) Valley Camp S.S. Co.

5) Columbia Trans. Co.

6) Roen S.S. Co.&a

Registry number: US. 81803

Hull number: 52

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 24

Width: 48.2

Length: 346

Stroke length: 40

Gross tonnage: 3582

Net tonnage: 2778

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 20

Piston 2: 33

Piston 3: 55

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