Donner, William H.

1914                                  William H. Donner                                  1970 (20

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ashtabula OH by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 134
Launched May 7, 1914
Built to replace str. Charles S. Price, lost in “Great Storm” of Nov 1913

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1900 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 7, 1914 (#3)
504.0 x 54.0 x 30.0, 6311 GT, 4843 NT     US 212354     to:
Mahoning Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, M. A. Hanna & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service July 7, 1914 clearing Ecorse MI for Cleveland OH

Fleet transferred 1929 to management of Bethlehem Transportation Corporation, Cleveland OH, H. K. Oakes, Mgr.

Home port to Wilmington DE 1955

Converted to crane vessel 1956 at Toledo OH by American Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 6423 GT, 4995 NT

Sold 1970 to Miller Compressing Co., Milwaukee WI for service as a freight transfer vessel at Milwaukee.

Sold 1992 to K & K Warehousing , Menominee MI and towed to Menominee, then to Marinette WI,  for similar service.

IMO 5390682

At Marinette WI 2011 as a freight transfer vessel



4 thoughts on “Donner, William H.

    • I don’t have a list of captains but I do have the published list of assignments of captains at the beginning of the seasons 1899-1989. What vessels and for what years do you need?

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