1902                                  Panay                                  1968

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co., Hull 56
Launched June 28, 1902

376’ LOA, 356’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL July 18, 1902 (Temp #5)
356.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 3582 GT, 2778 NT     US 150959     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH July 23, 1902 (#9) to:
Erie Steamship Co., Erie PA, E. D. Carter, Mgr.

Entered service 1902

Cargo hold rebuilt 1913 to arch construction

Sold Dec 13, 1915 to Paisley Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Transferred 1928 to J. A. Paisley Steamship Co., Cleveland OH and renamed William Nelson.

Converted 1930 to scraper type self-unloader at Sturgeon Bay WI by Leathem D. Smith Towing &Wrecking Co.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Renamed Ben E. Tate 1935

Sold 1954 to Columbia Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Fleet renamed Oglebay Norton Co. 1959

Sold for scrap 1968 to Marine Salvage Co., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.  Tow arrived Bilbao Spain July 12, 1969.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 386



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