Fulton, Robert

1897                                  Robert Fulton                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 125
Launched Sept 10. 1896

434’ LOA, 414’ LBP, 45’6” beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2000 HP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 4, 1897 (Temp #64)
424.6 x 45.8 x 27.8, 4219.74 GT, 3181.95 NT     US 111129     to:
Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service Sept 1897

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN May 10, 1897 (#49)

Fleet merged March 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1920 at Fairport OH to arch construction and side tanks
Remeasured to 23.9 depth & 3801 GT, 2680 NT

Traded in 1943 with six other vessels of the fleet to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of strs. Sewell Avery, George A. Sloan and Robert C. Stanley.  Operated  during World War II by Pittsburgh Steamship Co.

Laid up end of 1944 season at Erie PA

Sold for scrap 1946 to Steel Company of Canada.  Towed to Welland Canal Nov 1946, spent the winter there, then towed to Hamilton ON spring 1947, where she was scrapped.




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