City of Saginaw 31

1929                                    City of Saginaw 31                                1973

Steel twin-screw Great Lakes passenger and railroad carferry

Built at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation, Hull 246
Launched Aug 6, 1929

381’6” LOA, 368’ LBP, 57’ beam, 22’6” depth
2 deck3, coal-fired boilers, 2 steam turbine engines, 7200 SHP

Enrolled at
369.0 x 57.3 x 20.3, 3327 GT, 762 NT     US 229150     to:
Pere Marquette Railway Co., Detroit MI

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

Upper cabins severely damaged July 29, 1971 at Manitowoc WI while she was at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. undergoing general repairs and engine overhaul.  Did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1973 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers. 

Cleared Quebec QC June 29, 1973 with str. John P. Reiss towed by Polish tug Koral.  Tow arrived Castellon Spain July 1973

IMO 5074068

 

2943

 

 

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