1891                                  Roman                                  1918 (1919)


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 41

Launched June 9, 1891

312’6” LOA, 296’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’6” depth

2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 23, 1891 (#6)

296.2 x 40.4 x 21.1, 2348.43 GT, 1875.23 NT     US 110932     to:

Menominee Transit Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port Rockport OH)

Fleet founded by Ferdinand Schlesinger et al.  Controlled by Elbert H. Gary’s Federal Steel Co. 1899-1901

Entered service 1891

Fleet merged spring 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold Jan 25, 1918 to U.S. Shipping Board, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., towed to Lauzon QC and rejoined by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co.

Renamed Libertas (France) 1918

Foundered Nov 11, 1919 off Sandy Hook NJ, Atlantic Ocean on delivery voyage to France.  Hulk raised and scrapped 1924.






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