Elba

1908                                  Elba                                  1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 440
Launched Oct 26, 1907

440’ LOA, 420’ LBP, 52’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Nov 11, 1907 (#28)
420.0 x 52.0 x 28.0, 4963 GT, 3621 NT     US 204727     to:
Lackawanna Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1908

Fleet renamed Interlake Steamship Co. 1913

Rebuilt 1916
Remeasured to 24.0 depth and 4671 GT, 3365 NT

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1950 to Bethlehem Steel Co., Buffalo NY

Converted to crane vessel 1951 at Buffalo NY by American Ship Building Co.

Laid up at Toledo OH at end of 1966 season and did not operate again.

Sold 1968 to Waterman Steamship Corporation for trade in to U. S. Maritime Commission on vessels in the reserve fleet.  Resold for use as a floating dry dock at Sturgeon Bay WI.

IMO 5100374

 

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