Peavey, George W.

1901                                  George W. Peavey                                  1946

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 310
Launched June 26, 1901

450’ LOA, 430’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 7, 1901 (#6)
430.0 x 50.0 x 28.5, 4997 GT, 3861 NT     US 86582     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1901

Reenrolled at Duluth MN Aug 19, 1901 (#8) to:
Peavey Steamship Co., Duluth MN, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Fleet management transferred 1912 to G. A. Tomlinson, Duluth MN

Fleet sold Feb 18, 1916 to Reiss Steamship Co., Sheboygan WI

Renamed Richard J. Reiss  (1) 1917

Cargo hold rebuilt 1918 to arch construction
Remeasured to 4407 GT, 3488 NT

Home port to Fairport OH 1920

Home port to Duluth MN 1925

Home port to Wilmington DE 1928

Traded in 1943 with str. Alex B. Uhrig to U. S. War Shipping Administration, Washington DC on the purchase price of str. Richard J. Reiss (2) and renamed Superior (3).  Operated during World War II by Reiss Steamship Co.

Laid up end of 1944 season at Erie PA

Sold for scrap 1946 to Steel Company of Canada.  Towed to Hamilton ON May 1947 and scrapped there.



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