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

Ship owner: Nicholson Transit Co.; United Fuel & Supply Co.

Ship builder: Nicholson Terminal & Dock, Co., Ecorse, Michigan

Engine builder: Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1919

Year engine built: 1894

Final disposition: Junked 1940


Built "on the bottom" of tug C. L.  Boynton (built 1894) using its engines that was obtained by Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co. around 1916-17 and rebuilt into UFASO and sold to United Fuel and Supply Co. in 1918. Nicholson bought her 1940 and put her engine into Liberty and the hull was scrapped that year. They took that engine out of the Liberty in Cleveland in 1958 to put a diesel in (all as recounted by Captain Hamilton on February 12, 1959) .



1) United Fuel & Supply Co., Detroit, Michigan

2) Nicholson Transit Co., Ecorse, Michigan

Registry number: US. 218953

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Tug

Height: 8.2

Width: 20.7

Length: 83.6

Stroke length: 30 in.

Gross tonnage: 90

Net tonnage: 61

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 1: 17 in.

Piston 2: 34 in.

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