Reynolds, S.C.

1890                                  S. C. Reynolds                                  1915 (1918)


Steel Great Lakes package freighter


Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 52

Launched June 14, 1890

268’2’ loa, 255’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’ depth

2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Aug 1, 1890 (Temp #6)

255.0 x 40.1 x 21.5, 1895.96 GT, 1604.30 NT     US 116340     to:

Lake Erie Transportation Co., Toledo, OH, A. W. Colton, Mgr. (home port Monroe MI)

(Fleet affiliated with the Wabash Railroad)

Entered service 1890

Permanent enrollment at Detroit MI April 14, 1891 (#45)

Sold 1911 to Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo NY and renamed John G. McCullough

(Fleet affiliated with the Erie Railroad;  owner was bondholder: Erie Land & Improvement Co.)

Fleet name changed 1912 to Erie Railroad Transit Line and in 1913 to Erie Railroad Lake Line

Transferred 1915 to off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two, towed to tidewater and rejoined Torpedoed and sunk May 19, 1918 by German submarine UB-74 off Ile d’Yeu, Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean off the coast of France.





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