ORR, ARTHUR (1893, Package Freighter)


Year of Build:
1893
Official Number:
107005
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Package Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
7
Builder Name:
Chicago Ship Buiding Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Charles W. Elphicke & Co., Chicago
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19", 32", 54" x 44" engine; 800hp, 75rpm, built by King Iron Works, Buffalo, NY, 1892. H. G. Trout Co. 12' x 12', 160# steam scotch boilers
Dimensions
Length:
286'
Beam:
41.3'
Depth:
21.3'
Tonnage (gross):
2,329
Tonnage (net):
1,972
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, ONT
Lake Ontario
Date:
 Jul 1948
How:
scrapped
History

Longest surviving package freight carrier.

1893 Given awnings & wooden spar deck for World's Fair trade.

1893, Nov 11 Collision in fog with steamer THOMAS H. SMITH near Racine, WI; the SMITH sank.

1896, Nov 18 Struck by steamer G. W. MORLEY while lying at the St. Paul elevator, Chicago, moderate damage.

1898, Nov 22 Ashore in gale near Baptism River, MN; refloated, taken to Chicago.

1898-99 Rebuilt, lengthened, 334', 2,745 gross tons.

1899 Owned Canada Atlantic Transit Co., MN.

1914 2 new scotch boilers, 13' x 12' 6", 160# steam, built by American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH.

1942 Owned Overlakes Freight Corperation, Detroit, MI.

1946 Laid up, Detroit.

1947 Owned T. H. Browning Steamship Co., Trenton, MI.

1947, Jun owned Steel Co. of Canada, Ltd.

1947, Jul Towed by tug HELENA to Hamilton, ONT.

1948, Scrapped, Hamilton, ONT.

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

ORR, ARTHUR (1893, Package Freighter)
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ORR, ARTHUR (1893, Package Freighter)