Hill, James J.

1900                                  James J. Hill                                  1961

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 38
Launched Jan 24, 1900
With John W. Gates, Isaac L. Ellwood and William Edenborn longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until Augustus B. Wolvin of 1904 – superseded Samuel F. B. Morse of 1898)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, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 2, 1900 (#169)
478.0 x 52.0 x 30.0, 6025 GT, 4578 NT     US 77409     to:
American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1900

Reenrolled at Duluth MN May 5, 1900 (#117) to
American Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)
(May 5 enrollment stated name incorrectly as Jas. J. Hill.  Corrected enrollment #121 issued May 19)

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

Sank str. Panther June 27, 1917 in fog near Parisien Island, Lake Superior

Cargo hold rebuilt 1922 to arch construction at Chicago IL
Remeasured to 24.9 depth and 5255 GT, 4058 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)

Remeasured 1952 to 5276 GT, 4058 NT

Sold for breakwater 1961 to the city of Cleveland OH.  Scuttled with str. William Edenborn as breakwater off Gordon Park, Cleveland




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