1892                                  Choctaw                                  1915

Steel straightback Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 17
Launched May 25, 1892
Monitor vessel based on whaleback design
(Designed to evade Alexander McDougall’s patents on the whaleback concept)

284’ LOA, 266’ LBP, 38’ beam, 22’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 764 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 20, 1892 (Temp #119)
266.9 x 38.1 x 17.9, 1573.61 GT, 1256.28 NT     US 126874     to:
Lake Superior Iron Co., Cleveland OH (home port Ishpeming MI)

Entered service 1892

Permanent enrollment at Marquette MI June 24, 1892 (#46)

Sold 1900 to Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Cleveland OH

Transferred 1906 to Grand Island Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr.

Sunk July 11, 1915 in collision with steamer Wahcondah off Presque Isle, Lake Huron.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 15, 1915.  Upbound from Cleveland OH with coal for Superior WI.




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