Scranton, Walter

1901                                  Walter Scranton                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 404
Launched Jan 5, 1901

436’ LOA, 416’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH March 26, 1901 (#63)
416.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 4803 GT, 3294 NT     US 81743     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH April 1, 1901 (#74) to:
Cleveland Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, John Mitchell, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service 1901

Cargo hold rebuilt 1913 to arch construction and hatches converted to 12’ centers at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 4426 GT, 3061 NT

Sold Dec 30, 1915 to Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. and renamed Saturn (2)

Home port to Wilmington DE 1932

Traded in 1943 with six other vessels of the fleet to War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of strs. Frank Armstrong, E. G. Grace and Frank Purnell.  Operated during World War II by Interlake Steamship Co.

Laid up end of 1944 season at Erie PA

Sold for scrap 1946 to Steel Company of Canada.  Towed to Hamilton ON and scrapped there.



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