BRITANIA (1906, Passenger Steamer)


Year of Build:
1906
Official Number:
203237
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Note: Excursion boat.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Hull Number:
166
Builder Name:
Detroit Shipbuilding Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Detroit & Windsor Ferry Co., Windsor, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20,32 and 50" x 36", 1400 hp engine, Detroit Shipbuilding Co., 1906. 13'2" x 12', 180# steam, 2 single ended scotch boilers, Detroit Shipbuilding Co. 1906.
Dimensions
Length:
164'
Beam:
45'
Depth:
17.9'
Tonnage (gross):
791
Tonnage (net):
401
Capacity:
2,700 persons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Duluth, MN.
Lake Superior.
Date:
  1963
How:
Scrapped.
Notes:
Scrapped by Duluth Iron & Metals, Knudsen Shipyard.
History

1906, May 15 Christened by Miss Crystel Campbell.

1906-1925 Operated Detroit River-Belle Isle.

1925 Made Detroit-Windsor ferry. Refitted to carry automobiles on main deck.

1942-43 Converted to logging tug, Purvis & Foster, Detroit. One deck, 2 watertight bulkheads, double bottom ballast tanks; replaced tug BUTTERFIELD which had gone to coast.

1946 Laid up, Ashland, WI.

1950 Owned T.J. McCarthy SS Co., Detroit, MI.

1951 Laid up, Duluth, MN.

1961 Sold for scrap.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
John O. Greenwood
Marine Historical Society of Detroit
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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