FITCH, WILLIAM F. (1902, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1902
Official Number:
81807
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
147
Builder Name:
Detroit Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Franklin Transportation Co., Cleveland, OH.
Ownership Notes:
M.A. Hanna Co., Manager.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion Notes:
1420hp.
Dimensions
Length:
346'
Beam:
48'
Depth:
28'
Tonnage (gross):
3629
Tonnage (net):
2632
Final Disposition
Date:
  1949
How:
Scrapped.
History

1902, Apr Launched.

1923 Owned Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH; Hutchinson & Co., Manager.

1923 Owned Jenkins Steamship Co., Cleveland, OH.

1931, Jun 22 Record cargo 200,000 bushels grain.

1934 Owned Detroit & Cleveland Steamship Co., Detroit, MI; converted to automobile carrier.

1942 Owned U.S. Maritime Commission, Washington, D.C; taken to New Orleans, LA via Mississippi River; made U.S. Army repair ship by Boland Machine & Manufacturing Co; 3982 gross / 2859 net tons; served Pacific area in WWII.

1949 Scrapped.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
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

FITCH, WILLIAM F. (1902, Bulk Freighter)
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FITCH, WILLIAM F. (1902, Bulk Freighter)