1901                                  Christopher                                  1969

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Superior WI by Superior Shipbuilding Co., Hull 502
Launched Sept 21, 1901

414’ LOA, 394’ LBP, 48’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Marquette MI Oct 11, 1901 (#6)
410.0 x 48.0 x 24.0, 4260 GT, 3137 NT     US 127583     to:
Christopher Steamship Co., Milwaukee WI, W. H. Meyer, Mgr.

Entered service 1901

Sold May 15, 1923 to Morrow Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Cleveland –Cliffs Iron Co., Mgr.

Renamed Thomas Britt (1) 1924

Renamed J. E. Savage 1928

Converted to scraper type self-unloader 1929 at Sturgeon Bay WI by Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.

Renamed Robert J. Paisley (2) 1932 (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold 1954 to Columbia Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Fleet renamed Oglebay Norton Co. 1958

Sold for scrap 1965 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Algonquin Corporation Ltd., Hall Corporation of Canada, Montreal QC, Mgr.
Enrolled British at            Br 317472     (home port to Nassau B.W.I.)

Grounded Oct 4, 1966 off Michigan City IN in storm and suffered extensive bottom damage.  Laid up at Sarnia ON and did not operate again

Sold for scrap 1969 to United Metals Ltd.  Scrapped 1970 at Hamilton ON.

IMO 5297672



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