Hawgood, H.B.

1903                                  H. B. Hawgood                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 321
Launched Dec 20, 1902

434’ LOA, 414’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, 12 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Feb 3, 1903 (#49)
414.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 4655 GT, 3386 NT     US 96663     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH March 27, 1903 (#71) to:
Hawgood Transit Co., Cleveland OH, H. A. Hawgood, Mgr.

Entered service 1903

Transferred 1911 to Acme Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Fleet sold Dec 31, 1915 to Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Renamed Pentecost Mitchell 1916

Cargo hold rebuilt 1917 to arch construction at Conneaut OH by Pittsburgh Steamship Co.
Remeasured to 24.0 depth and 4044 GT, 2917 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 Hamilton ON Oct 1946 and scrapped there.



2 thoughts on “Hawgood, H.B.

  1. I left this comment on this site a while ago and didn’t hear a response. as I was revisiting my research I decided to try again.
    Family history has it that a relative of mine was engineer on the Pentecost Mitchell in the1930’s Are there any crew lists around that I can verify this?

    • Back in those days each spring the major lakes fleets published lists of their appointments of captains and chief engineers for the season. I have copies of this information for those years, so if your relative was a chief, I can give it to you. Just let me know his name.

      I would be astonished to find out that anybody has a bunch of crew lists but somebody might have one somewhere that would be of help. I offer very limited hope of finding what you want but you could in desperation post the question on the information search section of boatnerd.com.

      I’m up north till after Labor Day but could get you what information I have with a slight delay.

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