Steinbrenner, Henry 1

1902                                  Henry Steinbrenner     1                                  1953

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Port Huron MI by Jenks Shipbuilding Co., Hull 14
Launched Sept 28, 1901

440’ LOA, 420’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1750 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Nov 14, 1901 (Temp #23)
420.0 x 50.0 x 24.0, 4719 GT, 3955 NT     US 96584     to:
Kinsman Transit Co., Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Attempted to leave the Black River Nov 14, 1901 but ran into the south approach of the Tenth St. bridge, causing considerable damage.  Left Black River Nov 15.

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH Jan 10, 1902 (#31)

Entered service 1902

Sunk Dec 5, 1909 in collision with str. Harry A. Berwind in Mud Lake, St. Mary’s River.  Downbound with cargo of iron ore.  No lives lost.  Abandoned to underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Enrollment closed Dec 31, 1909.  Raised, repaired and returned to original owner.

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 31, 1910 (#12) and returned to service

Cargo hold rebuilt 1921 to arch construction
Remeasured to 426.2 x 50.0 x 24.2, 4345 GT, 3178 NT

Foundered May 11, 1953  15 miles south of Isle Royale Light Station, Lake Superior.  Seventeen of 31 aboard lost.  Downbound from Superior WI with iron ore for Cleveland OH;  apparently some of her hatch covers loosened in a heavy sea, allowing water to enter her cargo hold.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 328



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