Carnegie, Andrew

1897                                  Andrew Carnegie                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 27
Launched Feb 20, 1897

420’ LOA, 400’ LBP, 48’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1425 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 9, 1897 (#92)
403.0 x 48.0 x 24.3, 4106.55 GT, 3067.56 NT     US 107267     to:
Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland OH, Thomas Wilson, Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1897

Cargo hold rebuilt 1913 to arch construction and 12-foot hatch centers
Remeasured to 3826 GT, 2630 NT

Renamed A. W. Osborne 1915

Firm reincorporated 1931 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE)

Traded in 1943 with str. Captain Thomas Wilson to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of str. Thomas Wilson.  Operated during World War II by Wilson Transit 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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