Lake Inaha

(1919) 1930                         Lake Inaha                     1943 (1954)

Steel bulk freight barge

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 756
Laid down as Lake Fresno 
Launched March 17, 1919
Built as a general cargo freighter for the United States Shipping Board for off-Lakes service during World War I and left the Great Lakes upon completion

261’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 43’6” beam, 28’2” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1300 IHP

Enrolled at
251.0 x 43.6 x 26.2, 2622 GT, 1619 NT     US 217971 

Sold 1925 from the postwar reserve fleet to Ford Motor Co., Detroit MI and returned to the Great Lakes

Converted to barge and lengthened 62’ at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works
Remeasured to  313.0 x 43.6 x 26.0, 3212 GT, 3069 NT

Entered Great Lakes service 1930

Requisitioned 1943 for off-Lakes service during World War II and left the Great Lakes via Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.  Repowered before she left with the triple expansion engine from the scrapped str. Missouri.

Renamed Captain John (Panama) 1946 and Santa Martha (Brazil) 1953

Foundered Nov 22, 1954  30 miles off Rio Doce, Espirito Santo Brazil




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