Noble, Benj.

1909                                  Benj. Noble                                  1914

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 178
Launched April 28, 1909

249’ LOA, 240’ LBP, 42’ beam, 18’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 20, 1909 (#50)
239.2 x 42.2 x 18.8, 1481 GT, 887 NT     US 206240     to:
Capitol Transportation Co., Detroit MI, a subsidiary of Capitol Brass Works, J. A. Francombe, Mgr. (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1909

Foundered April 27, 1914 off Knife Island, western Lake Superior in heavy gale.  All 20 aboard lost.  Enroute from Conneaut OH to Duluth MN with railroad steel on her first trip of the season.  Enrollment closed May 4, 1914.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 246



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