Corona 1

1888                                  Corona      1                                  1918 (1946)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 18
Launched June 13, 1887
With Corsica longest bulk freighter on the Great Lakes (until Pontiac of 1889 – superseded Cambria of 1887)

312’6” LOA, 292’ LBP, 40’ beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 12, 1888 (#1)
299.5 x 40.8 x 21.0, 2408.17 GT, 1828.20 NT      US 126505     to:
Mutual Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port Cleveland OH)
(Fleet controlled by Elbert H. Gary’s Federal Steel Co. 1899-1901)

Entered service 1888

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

Sold 1912 to Canadian Northwest Steamship Co., Port Arthur ON, Thos. Marks & Co., Mgr. (home port to Port Arthur ON) and renamed Paipoonge.  U.S. enrollment surrendered Oct 19, 1912
Enrolled Canadian at 292.0 x 40.8 x 21.0, 2517 GT, 1565 NT     Can 130840

Sold 1917 to Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal QC

Sold Oct 3, 1918 to Cuban interests for off-Lakes service during World War I and removed from Canadian enrollment.  Cut in two at Collingwood ON by Collingwood Shipbuilding Co. New owners did not  take delivery and vessel purchased March 6, 1919 at public auction by shipyard, resold and left Great Lakes

Renamed Dorte Jensen (Denmark) 1924, Kaupo (Latvia) 1927 and Kaupo (Br 167442) 1940

Scuttled June 10, 1940 by British Navy as blockship at Dieppe, France during World War II



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