MURPHY, SIMON J. (1900, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1900
Official Number:
116987
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Arch construction, transverse framing, bouble bottom ballast, steel boiler-house, side tanks & hatches on 24'centers.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
135
Builder Name:
Detroit Shipbuilding Company
Original Owner and Location:
Eddy Transit Company, Bay City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22, 35 + 58 x 42" stroke, 1150hp at 85rpm engine, built by Detroit Shipbuilding Company, Detroit, MI. Two 13'2" x 11'7", 165 pounds steam scotch boilers, coal fired, built by Detroit Shipbuilding Company, Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
435.5'
Beam:
51.5'
Depth:
28.5'
Tonnage (gross):
4241
Tonnage (net):
3064
Capacity:
6000 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cleveland, OH.
Date:
  1960
How:
Scrapped.
History

1900, Jun 24 Launched.

1903 Owned Pittsburgh Steamship Co, Duluth, MN.

1906, Apr 20 Sunk, St. Mary's River, with iron ore; raised.

1922 Reconstructed at Conneaut, OH; reboilered, 2 scotch boilers, 14'6", 10'6", 180 pounds steam, by Toledo Shipbuilding Co.

1940, Jul 29 Owned Buckeye Steamship Co, Cleveland, OH.

1950 New tank tops.

1959 Dismantled.

1960 Scrapped.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

MURPHY, SIMON J. (1900, Bulk Freighter)
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MURPHY, SIMON J. (1900, Bulk Freighter)