RAPPAHANNOCK (1895, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
111083
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Diagonal steel straps; sheathed bow; steel boiler house; Troutman patent stockless anchors
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, Bay City, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 33 + 54 x 42", 1100hp at 85rpm engine built by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, Michigan, 1895 12'3" x 12, 160 pounds steam, scotch boilers built by Wickes Brothers, Saginaw, Michigan, 1895
Dimensions
Length:
308.1'
Beam:
42.5'
Depth:
21.2'
Tonnage (gross):
2380
Tonnage (net):
1911
Capacity:
3,500 gross tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Jackfish Bay, Ontario, Lake Superior
Date:
26 Jul 1911
Final Depth:
60' - 80'
How:
Sank
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Bound Duluth, Minnesota with tow MONTEZUMA; damaged in gale, beached to save her Drifted into deep water & sank; Crew escaped, boilers salvaged, clamshelled for coal
History

1895, June 15 Launched

1895, November Aground Saint Clair River due to parted wheelchains

1911, July 25/26 Wrecked

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

RAPPAHANNOCK (1895, Bulk Freighter)
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RAPPAHANNOCK (1895, Bulk Freighter)