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

Ship owner: Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.; Lake Superior Iron Co.

Ship builder: Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Year ship built: 1892

Year engine built: 1892

Final disposition: Sunk in collision with Wahcondah, on July 12, 1915.


Launched on June 1, 1892.



1) Lake Superior Iron Co., Ishpeming, Michigan

2) Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.

Registry number: US. 126874

Hull number: 17

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter, straightback

Height: 17.9 ft.

Width: 38.1 ft.

Length: 266.9 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1573

Net tonnage: 1256

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 17 in.

Piston 2: 29 in.

Piston 3: 47 in.

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