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

Other name(s): Dolomite No. 2; Motorex

Ship owner: Dolomite Corp.; Drake & Maytham; General Transit Co.; Gilchrist Transportation Co.; Seaboard Transportation Co.

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

Engine builder: H. G. Trout

Year ship built: 1892

Year engine built: 1892

Final disposition: Lost by enemy action, June 18, 1942, near Colon, C.Z in position 10.10N x 81.30W.


Abandoned 1935.  Steam Engines Removed in 1937 and replaced by twin diesel 8 cylinder engines made by American Locomotive Company.  Vessel rebuilt in 1937 by Dolomite Marine Corporation (hull #2), Rochester, New York and named changed to Dolomite No. 2 and redocumented in 1938.  Sold British 1942 and name changed to Motorex.



b) Dolomite No. 2 (1938)

c) Motorex (British) (1942)


1) Drake & Maytham, Buffalo, New York

2) Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland, Ohio

3)  General Transit Co.

4) Dolomite Corp., Rochester, New York

5) Seaboard Transporation Co., New York, New York

6) British owner?

Registry number: US. 145631

Hull number: 6

Vessel type: Freighter

Height: 21.3

Width: 41.3

Length: 286

Stroke length: 45

Gross tonnage: 2329

Net tonnage: 1972

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 19

Piston 2: 35

Piston 3: 52

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