1901                                  Neptune                                  1969

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 305
Launched Dec 15, 1900

366’ LOA, 346’ LBP, 48’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1450 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH March 27, 1901 (#66)
346.0 x 48.0 x 28.0, 3717 GT, 2773 NT     US 130901 to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH May 4, 1901 (#119) to:
Globe Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service 1901

Fleet merged 1903 into Gilchrist Transportation Co.

Fleet went into receivership 1910

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

Cargo hold rebuilt 1915 to arch construction

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold 1936 to Central States Transit Co.,

Sold 1937 to Dolores Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr. and renamed William M. Connelly

Sold for scrap 1947 to Richard E. Dwor, Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Mohawk Navigation Co.,Montreal QC (home port to Montreal QC)
Enrolled Canadian at 354.9 x 48.0 x 23.9, 3487 GT, 2787 NT     Can 175995

Sold 1948 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC to replace lost Emperor and renamed Martian (2)

Converted to package freighter 1950 at Midland ON by Midland Shipbuilding Co.

Sold for scrap 1969 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers.  Sailed to Sorel QC, where she was laid up for the winter.  Cleared Sorel June 8, 1970 with Mathewston under tow of Polish tug Jantar and arrived Vado, Italy July 16.

IMO 5226958

See history in Scanner April 1984 (#128)



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