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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Sir Henry Bessemer

Other name(s): Michael J. Bartelme; Wolverine

Ship owner: Bessemer Steamship Co.; Columbia Transportation Co.; Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp.; Pittsburgh Steamship Co.; Roen Steamship Co.; Valley Camp Steamship Co.

Ship builder: Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio

Year ship built: 1896

Year engine built: 1896

Final disposition: Abandoned 1966. Scrapped at Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1971.


Launched May 9, 1896. Abandoned 1966.



b) Michael J. Bartelme (1929)

c) Wolverine (1943)


1) Bessemer Steamship Co.

2) Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth, Minnesota  (1901)

3) Valley Camp Steamship Company (1928)

4) Columbia Transportation Co.

5) Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp.

6) Roen Steamship Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Registry number: US.116723

Hull number: 66

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 24

Width: 48

Length: 413.2

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 4321

Net tonnage: 3293

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 23

Piston 2: 41

Piston 3: 66

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