CASTALIA (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
126610
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Brown Steam Ship Co., Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24, 38 & 61" cylinders & 42" stroke engine, 1500hp at 78rpm, Globe Iron Works. 2 - 14' x 12' scotch boilers, Globe Iron Works.
Dimensions
Length:
292.5'
Beam:
40.6'
Depth:
21.6'
Tonnage (gross):
2512
Tonnage (net):
1841
Capacity:
2650 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
65 miles South Canso, Nova Scotia.
Atlantic Ocean.
Date:
11 Jan 1919
How:
Sank.
Notes:
4 of 51 lost, rescued by Norwegian steamer BERGENFJORD.
History

1889, Nov 1 Launched; cost $220,000.

1890, Jun Grounded abreast of Black River, Lake Huron.

1890, Jun 27 Collision with dock & propeller WINSLOW at Sandwich Point, Windsor, ONT.

1893, Oct Caught in gale at Soo; released by tug MERRITT.

1898, Oct 13 Collision with tug CALUMET at Marquette, MI.

1905 Rebuilt by American Ship Building Co., Cleveland; lengthened 72 feet; 364.5 x 40 x 24.5, 3125 gross / 2229 net tons, 4,809 tons capacity.

1912 Tonnage changed to 3092 gross / 2178 net.

1917 Sold to ocean interests; cut at Buffalo & reassembled at Davie Shipyard, Lauzon, QUE. Tonnage changed to 3599 gross.

1919, Jan 11 Sunk, Atlantic Ocean.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
John O. Greenwood
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Lorne Joyce
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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CASTALIA (1890, Bulk Freighter)