Cornell

1900                                  Cornell                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 42
Launched July 10, 1900

474’ LOA, 454’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN July 27, 1900 (#7)
454.0 x 50.0 x 24.5, 5082 GT, 3986 NT     US 127451     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)
(This fleet was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie to compete with John D. Rockefeller’s Bessemer Steamship Co.  When the United States Steel Corporation was founded in early 1901, the 99 vessels in five other fleets joined the thirteen vessels then in this fleet to become the ore-carrying arm of the Corporation, at 112 vessels the largest fleet on the Great Lakes.)

Entered service 1900

Cargo hold rebuilt 1922 to arch construction at Conneaut OH
Remeasured to 24.0 depth and 4449 GT, 3439 NT

Repowered 1927 with a new 1600 IHP quadruple expansion engine

Fleet reincorporated 1949 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE)

Fleet merged July 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation (home port to New York NY)

Sold 1954 to Neptune Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Jupiter Steamship Co., Mgr. (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold for scrap 1961 to Western Steel International Corporation.  Arrived Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia Dec 14, 1961

 

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