PRINCETON (1900, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1900
Official Number:
150876
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Lorain, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Similar to RENSSELAER; arch construction; transverse framing; side tanks; 3 watertight bulkheads; 4 holds.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
302
Builder Name:
American Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Pittsburg Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Quadruple Expansion
# Cylinders:
4
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
17, 26 1/8, 41 1/4, & 63 1/4 x 42" engine; 2000hp, 75 rpm; American Ship Building Co., Babcock & Wilcox watertube boilers; steel boiler house & hatches.
Dimensions
Length:
454'
Beam:
50'
Depth:
28'
Tonnage (gross):
4473
Tonnage (net):
3379
Capacity:
7200 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Burns Harbor, IN.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
 Apr 1967
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Sank to form part of Bethlehem Steel Co. dock.
History

1921 Reconstructed by Pittsburg Steam Ship Co., Conneaut, OH.

1928 2 Babcock & Wilcox watertube boilers; 11'4 1/2" x 10'; 250#.

1945 Owned Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH.

1953, Apr New sidetanks & tank tops.

1963 Laid up; later sold to Merritt & Chapman & Scott Co., Cleveland; used as breakwater.

1963, Oct 17 Owned Roen Steamship Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI.

1963-66 Raised & resunk several times.

1965, Nov 22 Owned Hudson Waterways Corp., New York City, NY; later traded to U.S. Maritime Commission, Washington, D.C.

1967 Owned Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

1967, Apr Towed to Burns Harbor, IN; sank.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

PRINCETON (1900, Bulk Freighter)
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PRINCETON (1900, Bulk Freighter)