Davidson, A.D.

1903                                  A. D. Davidson                                  1916 (1916)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 153
Launched Aug 6, 1903

255’ LOA, 241’ LBP, 41’ beam, 18’ depth
6 hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 650 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Aug 21, 1903 (Temp #14)
241.0 x 41.1 x 18.8, 1640 GT, 987 NT     US 200185     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1903

Reenrolled at Duluth MN April 1, 1904 (#136) to:
Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.
(home port to Duluth MN)

Management of fleet transferred 1905 to D. Sullivan & Co., Chicago IL (home port remained Duluth MN)

Sold Aug 8, 1916 to the French government for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Arromanches (France) 1916

Torpedoed Oct 23, 1916 by German submarine U-20 off Ireland.  Enroute from Montreal QC to Cornwall Eng. On her delivery voyage to her new owners



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