Wolvin, A.B.

1900                                  A. B. Wolvin                                  1911 (1916)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 401
Launched June 9, 1900

255’ LOA, 242’ LBP, 42’ beam, 26’6” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 17, 1900 (#3)
242.0 x 42.0 x 26.6, 2286 GT, 1587 NT     US 107563     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1900

Reenrolled at Duluth MN Sept 1, 1900 (#9) to:
American Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

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

Sold 1909 to Port Huron & Duluth Steamship Co., Port Huron MI

Renamed Portland  1910

Traded in 1911 to Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse MI on purchase price of Yale.  Converted for salt water operation, sold for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.

Sunk Dec 23, 1916 by German torpedo southeast of Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean.  No lives lost




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