ALGONQUIN (1888, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1888
Official Number:
BR95051
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Yoker (Glasgow), SCOTLAND
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Napier, Shanks & Bell Ltd.
Original Owner and Location:
Canadian Northwest, Steamship Co. Ltd., Pt. Arthur
Ownership Notes:
Thos. Marks & Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Engine 21, 33 & 54 x 36" 1000hp, 70rpm; built by Dunsmuir & Jackson of Glasgow, Scotland. Scotch boilers 13' x 9; 160# steam.
Dimensions
Length:
245'
Beam:
40.1'
Depth:
20.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1806
Tonnage (net):
1172
Capacity:
2650 tons
Final Disposition
Final Location:
65 miles West, Bishop Rock (Scilly Isles), Cornwall, England.
Date:
12 Mar 1917
How:
Torpedoed.
Notes:
Bound from New York City to London, the ALGONQUIN was sunk by German U-62 torpedoes. This was the first U.S. vessel lost to the enemy during World War I.
History

1899 Owned St. Lawrence & Chicago Steam Navigation Co., Toronto.

1912 Owned Pt. Colborne and St. Lawrence Navigation Co. Ltd.; operated in grain trade.

1915 Sold to A.B. McKay, Hamilton.

1916 Requisitioned for war service.

1916, Jun Owned Wasic Steamship Co., subsidiary of the Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co., New Glasgow, N.S.

1916, Dec Owned American Star Steamship Co. of New York, NY; US214637.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Burton Collection
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
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

ALGONQUIN (1888, Bulk Freighter)
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ALGONQUIN (1888, Bulk Freighter)