Elphicke, Mary C.

1901                                  Mary C. Elphicke                                  1965

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 48
Launched June 6, 1901

452’ LOA, 430’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 24, 1901 (#145)
430.0 x 50.2 x 24.4, 4998 GT, 3967 NT     US 93151     to:
Federal Steamship Co., Chicago IL, C. W. Elphicke & Co., Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service 1901

Management of fleet 1907 to G. A. Tomlinson, Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold 1911 to Republic Transportation Co., Chicago IL

Cargo hold rebuilt 1913 to arch construction and 12’ hatch centers at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Ship Building Co.
Remeasured to 4904 GT, 3879 NT

Sold Oct 23, 1923 to Eastern Steamship Corporation, Buffalo NY, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port to Buffalo NY)

Renamed Morris S. Tremaine 1924

Transferred 1932 to Western Steamship Corporation, Buffalo NY, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold 1936 to Automotive Trades Steamship Co., Detroit MI and converted to an automobile carrier

Renamed T. J. McCarthy 1941

Sold 1948 to T. J. McCarthy Steamship Co., Detroit MI

Sold for scrap 1965 to Acme Scrap & Metal Co.

See history in Scanner Oct and Dec 1998 (#244)



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