Gates, John W.

1900                                  John W. Gates                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 37

Launched Jan 20, 1900

Longest vessel on the Great Lakes when launched and when entered service (James J. Hill, Isaac L. Ellwood and William Edenborn launched and entered service later that season at same dimensions) (until Augustus B. Wolvin of 1904 – superseded Samuel F. B. Morse of 1898)

497’ LOA, 478’ LBP, 52’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 13, 1900 (#142)
478.0 x 52.0 x 25.2, 5085 GT, 4431 NT     US 77407     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1900

Reenrolled at Duluth MN April 26, 1900 (#110) to
American Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Fleet merged spring 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Sank str. Tampa July 18, 1911 in the Detroit River

Cargo hold rebuilt 1927 to arch construction at Conneaut OH
Remeasured to 25.1 depth and 5199 GT, 3535 NT

Fleet reincorporated 1949 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE)

Fleet merged July 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation (home port to New York NY)

Sold for scrap 1961 to Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Co., Conneaut OH and scrapped at Conneaut




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