Smith, Monroe C.

1903                                  Monroe C. Smith                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 323
Launched April 22, 1903

400’ LOA, 380’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, 11 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 12, 1903(#156)
380.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 4281 GT, 3016 NT     US 93382     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH May 16, 1903 (Temp #159) to:
United States Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Oswego NY)

Entered service 1903

Permanent enrollment at Oswego NY May 16, 1904 (#7)

Wilkinson fleets merged 1911 into Great Lakes Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Cargo hold rebuilt 1914 to arch construction

Traded in 1943 with four other vessels of the fleet to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of strs. J. Burton Ayers and J. H. Hillman Jr.  Operated during World War II by Great Lakes Steamship Co.

Laid up end of 1944 season at Erie PA

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



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