BLACK, CLARENCE A. (1898, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1898
Official Number:
127300
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Lorain, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Double bottom ballast tanks, 3 WT bulkheads, arch frames, channel system, 4 compartments, hatches on 24" centers.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Cleveland Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Lakes Steamship Co., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine 22, 35 & 58 x 40"; 1200 hp @ 85 rev; Cleveland, OH Shipbuilding Co. 13'2" x 11'6"; 165# scotch boilers, forced draft.
Dimensions
Length:
413.4'
Beam:
50.2'
Depth:
24.5'
Tonnage (gross):
4521
Tonnage (net):
3474
Capacity:
250,000 bu.
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Hamilton, ONT
Date:
 Jul 1947
How:
Scrapped.
History

1898, Nov Maiden voyage Lorain, OH-Duluth, MN; 5,000 tons coal.

1899, Feb 10 Owned Pickands, Mather & Co., Cleveland.

1899, Spring Owned Pittsburgh Steamship Co.

1899, May 29 Collided with steamer ROUMANIA, Ashtabula, OH, Lake Erie.

1904, Aug 12 Collided with propellers A. R. COLBORN & LILLIE, sank COLBORN, St. Clair Flats ship canal.

1922 Reconstructed, 4150 gross / 2555 net tons.

1942 Traded to US Maritime Administration but operated US Steel until war ended.

1945 Laid up Erie Bay.

1947, Jul Scrapped.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
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

BLACK, CLARENCE A. (1898, Bulk Freighter)
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BLACK, CLARENCE A. (1898, Bulk Freighter)