RANNEY, RUFUS P. (1881, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
110486
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Round stern
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
William H. Radcliffe
Original Owner and Location:
Alva Bradley, et.al., Cleveland, Ohio
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
30 + 56 x 48"; or 28 + 52 x 48"; or 20 + 46 x 48", 550hp at 75rpm engine built by Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio 10.5 x 17', 100 pounds steam tubular marine boiler
Dimensions
Length:
247.6'
Beam:
36.3'
Depth:
17.9'
Tonnage (gross):
1392.49
Tonnage (net):
1196.76
Capacity:
1700-2400 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Matanzas Inlet, Florida
Date:
22 Mar 1919
How:
Stranded & wrecked
Notes:
One lost
History

1881, June 14 Launched

1883, May 9 Owned The Bradley Transportation Company of East

Cleveland, Ohio

1886-1905 Regularly towed NEGAUNEE & others

1887, July Grounded Saint Mary's River near Saint Joseph Island

1889, May Collided with MERRICK; week later collided with DULUTH,

Sault Saint Marie, Michigan

1895 Grounded & ice damage near Amherstburg, Ontario, Lake Erie

1896 12'6" x 12', 160 pounds steam scotch boiler built by Dry Dock

Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

1902, May 3 Rebuilt at Cleveland, Ohio; 247.6 x 36.3 x 20.3;

1627 gross/1233 net tons; one deck, 2 masts

1911 Abandoned in sinking condition, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; previously

laid up, Kenosha, Wisconsin

1912, November Removed to & abandoned, Door County, Wisconsin

1915, March 24 Documents surrendered

1916, November 11 Resurrected & rebuilt at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin &

Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 1645.11 gross/1441.11 net

tons; 3 masts; owned Northwestern Steamship Company,

Fairport, Ohio; to Atlantic Coast

1917 Renamed NORTHWESTERN

1920, March 22 Wrecked; owned Clinchfield Navigation Company, New

York, New York

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

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RANNEY, RUFUS P. (1881, Bulk Freighter)