(1919) 1925                                  Queen                                   1940 (1955)


Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter


Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 246
Launched Jan 20, 1919
Built as Lake Flovilla for the United States Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes

261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’ beam, 28’ depth

1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at
251.0 x 43.6 x 26.1, 2592 GT, 1604 NT     US 217751

Sold Jan 15, 1925 to Queen Steamship Corporation, Duluth MN, a subsidiary of Minnesota-Atlantic Transit Co. (home port to Duluth MN), renamed Queen and returned to the Great Lakes
(Probably for tax and company security reasons each vessel of the “Poker Fleet” was owned by a separate corporation.)

Entered Great Lakes service 1925

Fleet sold 1936 to Terminals & Transportation Co., Buffalo NY

Sold Oct 1940 to Brazilian government for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Henrique Dias (Brazil) 1941

Scrapped 1955




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