1892 Schuylkill 1917 (1917)
Steel Great Lakes package freighter
Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 49
Launched July 2, 1892
293’ LOA, 275’ LBP, 40’ beam, 26’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1150 IHP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 16, 1892 (Temp #8)
274.8 x 40.4 x 13.3, 2205.83 GT, 1819.96 NT US 116526 to:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port Erie PA) Great Lakes fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as “Anchor Line”
Entered service 1892
Permanent enrollment at Erie Pa Aug 19, 1892 (#4)
Fleet sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY
The railroads were required under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912 to divest themselves of competing vessels. Great Lakes Transit Corporation was organized to own and operate these vessels.
Sold Nov 14, 1916 to N. A. Galanos, New York NY for off-Lakes service during World War I. Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., towed to Montreal QC and rejoined
Sunk Nov 21, 1917 in the Mediterranean Sea by the German submarine U-39 on her delivery voyage to Greece.