Neff, Charles S.

1901                                  Charles S. Neff                                  1944 (1955)

Steel Great Lakes bulk lumber carrier

Built at Port Huron MI by Jenks Shipbuilding Co., Hull 16
Launched June 5, 1901

212’ LOA, 200’ LBP, 38’ beam, 14’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 29, 1901 (Temp #84)
200.0 x 38.0 x 11.6, 992 GT, 800 NT     US 127547     to:
Sidney Neff Lumber Co., Milwaukee WI, Samuel Neff & Sons, Mgr. (home port Milwaukee WI)

Entered service July 11, 1901 clearing Port Huron MI for Washburn WI

Sold March 15, 1918 to A. B. Mackay for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Serpentine (Fr.) 1918, Gabino (Cuba) 1921 and Gabino (UK 147517) 1924

Sold 1924 to Niagara Sand Corporation, Buffalo NY and returned to the Great Lakes

Converted 1925 to sand dredge at Buffalo NY, renamed Weston M. Carroll and returned to service
Remeasured to 1069 GT, 871 NT

Transferred 1926 to Buffalo Gravel Corporation, Buffalo NY

Sold 1944 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed San Pedro 1950

Sank Feb 1955 in Fortaleza harbor, Brazil and abandoned to the underwriters.  Hull scrapped to clear the harbor in the 1960s.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 244



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *