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

Ship owner: F. B. Chesbrough; Jenks Shipbuilding Co.; Seaboard & Gulf Steamship Co.

Ship builder: Jenks Shipbuilding Co., Pt. Huron, Michigan

Engine builder: Jenks Shipbuilding Co.

Year ship built: 1901

Year engine built: 1901

Location engine built: Pt. Huron, Michigan

Final disposition: Sank near Barnegat Light, New Jersey, Atlantic Ocean, June 18, 1921.


Launched, April 5, 1901.

To coast, 1904.

Signal letters K.Q.T.W.



1) Jenks Shipbuilding Co.

2) F.B. Chesbrough, Emerson, Michigan (1901)

3) Seaboard & Gulf Steamship Co., New York  (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 161178

Hull number: 15

Vessel type: Freighter

Height: 24 ft.

Width: 43.2 ft.

Length: 243.5 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 2183

Net tonnage: 1913

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 17.5 in.

Piston 2: 28 in.

Piston 3: 47 in.

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