Curry, S.S.

1893                                  S. S. Curry                                  1937

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 94
Launched April 27, 1893
Longest vessel on the Great Lakes when launched and when entered service (Merida and Centurion launched and entered service later that season at same dimensions) (until Victory and Zenith City of 1895 – superseded Mariposa, W. H. Gilbert and Maritana of 1892)
Built with engine and boilers located amidships

380’ LOA, 360’ LBP, 45’ beam, 26’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 10, 1893 (#108)
360.0 x 45.0 x 20.8, 3260.01 GT, 2608.24 NT     US 116558     to:
Hawgood & Avery Transit Co., Cleveland OH, H. A. Hawgood, Mgr. (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1893

Home port to Rockport OH 1894 and to Fairport OH 1896

Lengthened 72’ winter 1904-05, machinery moved aft and converted to bulk carrier, 1 deck, 13 hatches @ 24’ at American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH
Remeasured to 432.0 x 45.0 x 25.0, 3931 GT, 2901 NT

Sold Dec 18, 1915 to Interstate Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, a subsidiary of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, W. H. Becker, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Renamed Elmore 1920

Sold Jan 23, 1922 to Valley Camp Steamship Co., Cleveland OH and renamed P. W. Sherman (home port to Fairport OH)

Renamed E. G. Mathiott  (1) 1926

Firm reincorporated 1932 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold 1932 to Columbia Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Scrapped 1937 at Fairport OH

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 215




4 thoughts on “Curry, S.S.

  1. Is there a picture of the S.S.Curry of 1893 before it was changed in 1905. I think it may the shipthat is pictured on the ISMA Detroit Lodge Charter that I have been trying to identify
    Thank You
    Ray Oset

    • I would suggest that you post this question on the Information Search page of Easy to do and I’ll bet you’ll get an answer right away.

  2. I am a member of the International Shipmasters Association on the charter is a picture of an unidentified ship. My friend Greg told me that it probably is a package ship with the engine amidship maybe the S.S. Curry. I have tried to find a picture of this ship but only after it had been modified and renamed. I would like to find a picture of this ship and maybe others of this type to see if I can identify the one on the 1891 Charter. Thank you for what ever assistance you might be able to give.
    Ray Oset

    • I don’t have a photo or know where such might be.

      I would suggest you post your question in the Information Search section of The followers of this site are very many and have huge varieties of information.

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