1909                                  Conemaugh                                  1942 (1954)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 179
Launched June 24, 1909

371’9” LOA, 350’ LBP, 46’ beam, 30’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 29, 1909 (Temp #9)
350.0 x 46.0 x 31.0, 3898 GT, 2967 NT     US 206558     to:
Conemaugh Steamship Co.

Reenrolled at Erie PA Aug 3, 1909 (#1) to:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port Erie PA)
Great Lakes fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as “Anchor Line”

Entered service 1909

Fleet sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)
The railroads were required under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912
to divest themselves of competing vessels.  Great Lakes Transit Corporation was
organized to own and operate these vessels.

Renamed W. W. Atterbury 1920

Remeasured 1926 to 4060 GT, 3129 NT

Sold 1942 to U. S. War Shipping Administration for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes.  Towed down Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.  Converted to repair ship.

Sold Finnish after the war and renamed Pankakoski

Scrapped 1954 at Hong Kong.



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