KATAHDIN (1895, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
161078
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
11
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
H. McCormick et al., Bay City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
16 + 25 + 42" cylinders by 33" stroke, 855hp at 92 rev., F.W. Wheeler. 13'6" x 12' scotch boiler, 170 pounds, Wickes Brothers, Saginaw MI.
Dimensions
Length:
239.1'
Beam:
38'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
1380.79
Tonnage (net):
1103.27
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Chester, PA.
Delaware Bay.
Date:
23 Oct 1917
How:
Collision.
Notes:
Sank after collision with freighter TAKUYAMA MARU, one life lost.
History

1895, Oct 15 Enrolled Port Huron, MI.

1897, Apr 24 Stranded on shoal, 15 miles east of Detour, MI, in dense fog; cargo coal; bound Buffalo - Duluth.

1897, Apr 26 Released by tug FAVORITE after jettisoning 400 tons coal.

1898, Nov Went to Atlantic coast under charter of Atlantic Transportation Co.

1899 Owned McCormick & Chesbrough Transportation Co.

1902 Owned Atlantic Coast Steamship Co., Boston, MA.

1905, Oct 29 Aground Southampton, Lake Huron.

1908 Owned Atlantic Coast Lumber Corp., New York, NY.

1917, Oct 23 Sank.

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

KATAHDIN (1895, Bulk Freighter)
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KATAHDIN (1895, Bulk Freighter)