Senator

1896                                  Senator                                 1929

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 122
Launched June 20, 1896

420’ LOA, 410’ LBP. 45’6” beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1450 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 25, 1896 (#4)
410.0 x 45.4 x 23.9, 4048.75 GT, 3178.66 NT     US 116725     to:
Wolverine Steamship Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1896

Cargo hold rebuilt 1913 to arch construction

Sold Dec 28, 1915 to Bristol Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. C. Richardson & Co., Mgr.

Fleet merged 1920 into Columbia Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, John T. Kelly, Mgr.

Sold Dec 27, 1923 to Fontana Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr.

Sold Dec 27, 1928 to Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co., Detroit MI

Converted to automobile carrier 1929 and reentered service.
Remeasured to 3994 GT, 3213 NT.

Sunk Oct 31, 1929 in collision with steamer Marquette in fog 20 mile northeast of  Port Washington WI, Lake Michigan.  9 lives lost.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 354

 

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