City of Flint 32

1930                                          City of Flint 32                                       2010

Steel twin-screw Great Lakes railroad carferry

Built at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation, Hull 247Launched 1929

381’6” LOA, 368’ LBP, 57’ beam, 22’6” depth2 decks, coal-fired boilers, 2 steam turbine engines, 7200 SHP

Enrolled at
369.0 x 57.3 x 20.3, 3327 GT, 762 NT     US 229316     to:
Pere Marquette Railway Co., Detroit MI

Fleet merged 1947 into Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., Detroit MI

Sold 1969 to Norfolk & Western Railway Co., Detroit MI
Converted to carfloat barge at River Rouge MI by Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co.
Remeasured to 3074 GT, 3074 NT

Renamed Roanoke 1970
Placed in service across the Detroit River between Detroit MI and Windsor ON

Retired Nov 1994 when cross-Detroit River railroad carferry service was discontinued with the opening of a new larger railroad tunnel between Detroit MI and
Windsor ON.  Vessels towed to Toledo OH and laid up.

Scrapped 2010 at Port Maitland ON

IMO 5073698



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