Victory

1895                                  Victory                                  1969

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 14
Launched June 29, 1895
Longest vessel on the Great Lakes (Zenith City entered service later in season at same dimensions (until Sir William Fairbairn of 1896 – superseded S. S. Curry class of 1893)

400’ LOA, 378’ LBP, 48’ beam, 28’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 29, 1895 (#4)
387.5 x 48.3 x 22.5, 3774.90 GT, 3339.90 NT     US 161758     to:
Interlake Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port Ashtabula OH)

Entered service 1895
(Towed barge Constitution from the Constitution’s entry into service in 1897 until her sale to Pringle Barge Line Co. in 1926.)

Lengthened 72’ 1905 at Superior WI by Superior Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 459.0 x 43.8 x 22.5, 4527 GT, 3707 NT

Fleet merged 1913 into Interlake Steamship Co.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1926 to arch construction and 33 hatches @12’ centers at Fairport OH

Sold 1940 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON (home port to Toronto ON) and renamed Victorious.
Enrolled Canadian 459.5 x 47.9 x 23.5, 4676 GT, 3532 NT     Can 172358

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1959

Sold 1969 to Toronto Harbour Commission for use as a breakwater and sunk at Ontario Place on Toronto ON waterfront with strs. Douglass Houghton and Howard L. Shaw
IMO 5379860

See history in Scanner March 1969 (#1)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 386

 

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