Lake Chelan

(1918) 1927                                  Lake Chelan                                  1944 (1949)

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Toledo OH by Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Hull 146
Laid down as War Pansy for the British government for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Requisitioned by the United States Shipping Board during construction, renamed Lake Chelan and left the Great Lakes upon completion

261’ LOA, 252’ LBP, 43’6” beam, 18’3” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at
252.0 x 43.5 x 18.9, 2010 GT, 1227 NT     US 216454

Sold 1927 from the postwar reserve fleet to Lake Chelan Steamship Corporation, Buffalo NY, Boland & Cornelius, Mgr. (home port to Buffalo NY) and returned to the Great Lakes

Entered Great Lakes service 1927

Requisitioned 1942 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes

Returned to the Great Lakes for the 1943 season under charter to Nicholson Transit Co., Detroit MI and left the Great Lakes at the end of the season

Participated in the Allied invasion of Normandy June 6, 1944 under British flag

Scrapped 1949 at Penarth England



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