Crosby, W.J.

(1919) 1922                                  W. J. Crosby                                  1935 (1942)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Ashtabula OH by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 505
Launched 1919
Built for U. S. Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I as Crabtree, cabins and machinery aft

261’ LOA, 253’6” LBP, 43’6” beam, 27’6” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1250 IHP

Sold May 9, 1922 to North Shore Transit Co., Port Huron MI and renamed W. J. Crosby

Enrolled at Port Huron MI
253.4 x 43.6 x 25.1, 2496 GT, 1491 NT     US 218156     to:
North Shore Transit Co., Port Huron MI, a subsidiary of North Shore Timber Co. (home port to Port Huron MI)

Entered Great Lakes service 1922

Sold 1930 to Canada Forwarding Co., Port Arthur ON (home port to Port Arthur ON)
Enrolled Canadian at 253.8 x 43.6 x 24.9, 2625 GT, 1428 NT     Can 154963

Sold 1935 to Atwacoal Transportation Co., Fall River MA for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed David H. Atwater 1935

War loss April 2, 1942 Atlantic Ocean



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