Fitch, Wm. F.

1902                                  Wm. F. Fitch                                  1942 (1951)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 147
Launched April 12, 1902

366’ LOA, 346’ LBP, 48’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1420 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 28, 1902 (#55)
346.0 x 48.0 x 28.0, 3629 GT, 2632 NT     US 81807     to:
Detroit Shipbuilding Co.

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH May 1, 1902 (#80) to:
Franklin Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service 1902

Sold June 19, 1923 to Pioneer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.

Sold Oct 15, 1923 to Jenkins Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Home port 1932 to Wilmington DE

Sold 1934 at Marshall’s sale at Milwaukee WI to P. J. Gunn, Buffalo NY and resold to
Detroit & Cleveland Steamship Co., Detroit MI
Converted to combination package freighter and automobile carrier

Sold 1942 to U. S. Maritime Commission for off-Lakes service.  Towed down Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans LA

Scrapped 1951 in California

 

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