Ace

(1919) 1925                                  Ace                                  1941 (1944)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 759
Launched April 14, 1919
Built as Lake Frohna for the United States Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes

261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’ beam, 28’2” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at
251.0 x 43.6 x 26.2, 2616 GT, 1611 NT     US 218268

Sold Jan 15, 1925 to Ace Steamship Corporation, Duluth MN, a subsidiary of Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co. (home port to Duluth MN), renamed Ace and returned to the Great Lakes
(Probably for tax and company security reasons each vessel of the “Poker Fleet” was owned by a separate corporation.)

Entered Great Lakes service 1925

Fleet sold 1936 to Terminals & Transportation Co., Buffalo NY

Sold 1941 to U.S. War Department for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Renamed M. G. Zalinski 1941

Torpedoed June 24, 1944 off coast of British Columbia, Pacific Ocean

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 1

 

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