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

Other name(s): Brocton; Valdez

Ship owner: Alaska Steamship Co.; Rutland Transit Co.; Rutland-Lake Michigan Transit Co.; U.S. War Shipping Adm.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan

Year ship built: 1908

Year engine built: 1908

Final disposition: Scrapped at Providence, Rhode Island in 1950.


b) Valdez

c) Brocton


1) Rutland Transit Co.

2) Alaska Steamship Co.

3) Rutland, Lake Michigan Transit Co.

4) U.S. War Shipping Adm.

Registry number: US. 204944

Hull number: 37

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 27 ft.

Width: 43.2 ft.

Length: 244 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 2285

Net tonnage: 1939

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 16.75 in.

Piston 2: 24 in.

Piston 3: 35 in.

Piston 4: 51 in.

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