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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: William R. Linn

Other name(s): L. S. Wescoat

Ship owner: C. W. Elphicke & Co.; Pittsburgh Steamship Co. (Carnegie); Pittsburgh Steamship Co., (US. Steel); Pure Oil Co.; T. H. Browning Steamship Co.

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

Engine builder: Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Chicago, Illinois

Year ship built: 1898

Year engine built: 1898

Final disposition: Scrapped, 1965 at Hamburg, Germany.


Launched March 12 or 14, 1898.  Converted to a tanker in Ecorse in 1940 by Great Lakes Engineering Works.



b) L. S. Wescoat (1940)


1) C. W. Elphicke & Co., Chicago, Illinois

2) Pittsburgh Steamship Co. (Carnegie) (1900)

3) Pittsburgh Steamship Co. (U.S. Steel) (1901)

4) Pure Oil Co. (c. 1940) (name changed)

5) T. H. Browning Steamship Co. (c. 1959)

Registry number: US. 81597

Hull number: 32

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 23.9

Width: 48.3

Length: 400

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 4328

Net tonnage: 3196

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 16 in.

Piston 2: 27 in.

Piston 3: 40 in.

Piston 4: 58 in.

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