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

Other name(s): Peter Robertson; Robert B. Wallace

Ship owner: Franklin Steamship Co.; Kinney Steamship Co.; Republic Steel Co.; Wilson Transit Co.

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

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1906

Year engine built: 1906

Final disposition: Stranded/sank of Corona, Spain while under tow to Santander for scrapping on November 2, 1969.


b) Robert B. Wallace (1924)

c) Peter Robertson (1957)


1) Franklin Steamship Co.

2) Kinney Steamship Co.

3) Wilson Transit Co.

4) Republic Steel Co.

Registry number: US. 203108

Hull number: 514

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 31 ft.

Width: 55 ft.

Length: 535.5 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 6657

Net tonnage: 5140

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 23 in.

Piston 2: 38 in.

Piston 3: 63 in.

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