CITY OF DETROIT III (1912, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1912
Official Number:
209571
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
6
Builder Name:
Detroit Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Inclined Compound
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
6
Propulsion Notes:
62, 92 & 92" x 102", 8500hp @ 30rpm by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Detroit, MI. 14'8" x 23' & 160# steam forced draft scotch boilers. Feathering paddle wheeels 31'6" with 11 paddles 14'6" 5'.
Dimensions
Length:
455'
Beam:
55'
Depth:
22'
Tonnage (gross):
6,061
Tonnage (net):
3,328
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI.
Date:
  1956
How:
Dismantled & scrapped.
History

Designed by Frank E. Kirby; largest sidewheel steamer in the world.

1911, Oct 7 Launched; 600 staterooms; speed of 23mph.

1912, May 30 Trial run; Collision with JOSEPH C. SUIT, sinking her on Detroit River.

1912, Jun 26 Maiden trip Detroit - Buffalo.

1924 Detroit - Cleveland route.

1928 Grounded, mouth of Detroit River.

1951 Retired at Detroit.

1856 Scrapped.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Kenneth Thro
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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