Ranney, Rufus P.

1908                                  Rufus P. Ranney                                  1960


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Superior WI by Superior Shipbuilding Co., Hull 520
Launched April 25, 1908

440’ LOA, 420’ LBP, 52’ beam, 28’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1600 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 28, 1908 (#56)
425.0 x 52.0 x 28.0, 4797 GT, 3505 NT     US 205088     to:
Triton Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, J. J. Rardon, Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service May 31, 1908 clearing Detroit MI for Lake Erie to load cargo of coal

Management of vessel transferred 1909 to J. R. Davock & Co., Cleveland OH, 1912 to A. E. Williams, Cleveland OH and 1915 to G. A. Tomlinson, Duluth MN.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Sold for scrap 1960 to Afram Brothers Inc.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers.  Arrived under tow at LaSpezia Italy Sept 11, 1961.


See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 337




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