Gilchrist, Joseph C.

1903                                  Joseph C. Gilchrist                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 328
Launched Oct 10, 1903

436’ LOA, 416’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 28, 1903 (#21)
416.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 4725 GT, 3393 NT     US 200414     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 31, 1903 (#24) to:
Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service 1903

Fleet went into receivership 1913

Sold at auction 1913 to Lackawanna Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr.
Fleet renamed Interlake Steamship Co. and vessel renamed Cygnus.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1925 to arch construction

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Traded in 1943 with six other vessels of the fleet to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of strs. Frank Armstrong, E. G. Grace and Frank Purnell.  Operated during World War II by Interlake Steamship Co.

Laid up end of 1944 season at Erie PA

Sold for scrap 1946 to Steel Company of Canada.  Towed to Hamilton ON June 1946 and scrapped there.

 

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