Wilson, Thomas 1

1892                                  Thomas Wilson            1                                  1902

Steel whaleback bulk freighter

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 119
First frames laid Nov 7, 1891, launched April 30, 1992

320’ LOA, 308’ LBP, 38’ beam, 24’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1256 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY May 3, 1892 (#72)
308.0 x 38.0 x 24.0, 1713.00 GT, 1318.39 NT     US 145616     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service May 9, 1892 carrying wheat from Duluth MN to Buffalo NY

Fleet sold 1900 to Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

Fleet merged March 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Sunk June 7, 1902 in collision with str. George G. Hadley off Duluth harbor.  Outbound with cargo of iron ore for Chicago IL.  9 lives lost.  Final document surrendered Sept 30, 1903



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