Miller, P.P.

1903                                  P. P. Miller                                  1958

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., Hull 205
Launched Sept 12, 1903

374’ LOA, 354’ LBP, 48’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 12, 1903 (#18)
354.0 x 48.0 x 28.0, 3845 GT, 2858 NT     US 200346     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 17, 1903 (Temp #19) to:
Miller Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, Brown & Co., Mgr.

Entered service 1903

Sold Dec 21, 1915 to Interstate Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, a subsidiary of Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., W. H. Becker, Mgr.

Renamed Collier (1) 1920

Sold Jan 23, 1922 to Valley Camp Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH) and renamed John McCartney Kennedy.

Converted 1926 to scraper type self-unloader with arch construction at Sturgeon Bay WI by Leathem D. Smith Dock Co.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1936 to Columbia Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Renamed R. E. Moody 1937

Remeasured 1942 to 361.5 x 48.6 x 23.9, 3663 GT, 3048 NT
(Was this a delayed remeasurement for the 1926 self-unloader conversion?)

Sold for scrap 1958 to Marine Iron & Shipbuilding Co., Duluth MN.  Scrapped at Duluth.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 232



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