CLYDE, GEORGE W. (1872, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
85189
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Philadelphia, PA
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
William Cramp & Son
Original Owner:
Thomas Clyde
Ownership Notes:
Clyde SS Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 & 38" x 3', 500hp engine.
Dimensions
Length:
220'
Beam:
35'
Depth:
24'
Tonnage (gross):
1804
Tonnage (net):
1407
Final Disposition
Date:
  1926
How:
Abandoned.
History

First successful compound engine built for a merchant vessel on Delware River.

1872 Ran New York - Galveston, TX.

1876 Owned Panama Transit SS Co., same route.

1878 Owned Pacific Mail SS Co.; service on Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico.

1886 Owned Clyde SS Co.; bought to Great Lakes.

1923 Lengthened 28 ft.; used for transporting newsprint Little Curren, ONT - Chicago, IL.

1926, Mar Capsized in Chicago River & retired with hull damage.

1930 +/- Towed to Georgian Bay by steamer MANISTIQUE, abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
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

CLYDE, GEORGE W. (1872, Steamer)
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