HILL, JAMES J. (1900, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1900
Official Number:
77409
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Lorain, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Arch construction, transverse framing, side tanks, 3 wt bulkheads, double bottoms.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
38
Builder Name:
American Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
American Steamship Co., Duluth, MN.
Ownership Notes:
Augustus B. Wolvin, Manager.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Quadruple Expansion
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 1/2 + 25 1/8 + 38 5/8 + 60" x 40" stroke 1300hp engine by American Shipbuilding Co, Lorain, OH. 2 - 12 x 11' watertube boilers, 250# steam, by Babcock & Wilcox, New York, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
478'
Beam:
52'
Depth:
30'
Tonnage (gross):
6025
Tonnage (net):
4578
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cleveland Harbor, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1963
How:
Scuttled.
Notes:
Sunk as breakwater off Cleveland.
History

1900, Feb Launched at Lorain, OH.

1901 Owned Pittsburgh Steamship Co, Cleveland, OH.

1916, Jun 27 Sunk Canadian steamer PANTHER in fog, Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior.

1922 Same owner, reconstructed, readmeasured 6025 gross & 4578 net tons, 478 x 52 x 24.75'.

1926 Same owner, boilers replaced, coal fired.

1852 Owned U.S. Steel Corp, Cleveland; 5276 gross / 4058 net tons.

1962 Owned City of Cleveland along with steamer WILLIAM EDENBORN, to be used as landfill at Gordon Park.

1963 Sunk as breakwater at Cleveland, OH.

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

HILL, JAMES J. (1900, Bulk Freighter)
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HILL, JAMES J. (1900, Bulk Freighter)