1908                                  Normania                                  1960

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at St. Clair MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 39
Keel laid Nov 14, 2007; launched Feb 5, 1908
(Was scheduled for launch Saturday, Feb 1 but an ice jam in the St. Clair River forced postponement until the following Wednesday.)

441’3” LOA, 420’ LBP, 52’ beam, 28’ depth|
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 7, 1908 (Temp #19)
420.0 x 52.0 x 24.0, 4871 GT, 3705 NT     US 205017     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Detroit MI April 18, 1908 (Temp #62) to:
Ashtabula Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port to Ashtabula OH)

Entered service 1908

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH May 14 (#64)

Sold Jan 22, 1916 to Ottawa Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. C. Richardson, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH) and renamed William F. Stifel.

Richardson fleets combined 1921 into Columbia Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, John T. Kelly, Mgr.

Fleet reincorporated Nov 1931 in Delaware as Columbia Transportation Co. (home port to Wilmington DE)

Fleet merged Oct 1957 into parent Oglebay Norton Co.

Sold for scrap 1960 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Italian shipbreakers.  Arrived under tow at Savona Italy Dec 27, 1960.



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