ARMOUR, PHILIP D. (1889, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1889
Official Number:
150459
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: Built of oak.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
93
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
R.P. Fitzgerald et al, Milwaukee, WI
Ownership Notes:
Known as "White Fleet".
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
28",52" x 40", 750hp @ 75rpm, Dry Dock Engine Works of Detroit, MI. 12' x 14', 110# steam firebox boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
264'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
21'
Tonnage (gross):
1990
Tonnage (net):
1452
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Waldamere Park, West of Erie, PA.
Lake Erie.
Date:
15 Nov 1915
How:
Struck a reef, holed & sank.
Final Cargo:
Coal
Notes:
Was bound Ashtabula, OH to Welland ONT in tow of tug HENRY E. GILLEN; broke away, struck reef & sank.
History

1889, Apr 16 Entered service hauling grain.

1889 Sunk in collision with steamer MARION, S.E. bend St.Clair River.

1890, Aug Raised by Reid Wrecking & Towing Co.

1890, Oct Returned to service.

1907, May Fleet sold to Pittsburgh & Erie Coal Co.; continued to run coal & grain on Lake Michigan & Lake Erie.

1914 Laid up Misery Bay, Erie, PA.

1915 Chartered John J. Boland, Buffalo, NY. Machinery unfit for service, converted to tow barge, transporting coal, Lake Erie.

1915, Nov 15 Foundered off Waldamere Park few miles west of Erie, PA.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Jack Messmer
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

ARMOUR, PHILIP D. (1889, Bulk Freighter)
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ARMOUR, PHILIP D. (1889, Bulk Freighter)