Watson, C.W.

1902                                  C. W. Watson                                  1956

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 315
Launched March 1, 1902

400’ LOA, 380’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1450 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH March 26, 1902 (#52)
380.0 x 50.0 x 28.0, 4306 GT, 3364 NT     US 127629     to:
American Ship Building Co, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Cleveland OH April 22, 1902 (#70) to:
Steel Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Entered service 1902

Fleet merged 1903 into Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr.

Gilchrist fleet went into receivership 1910

Sold at auction 1913 to National Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Cargo hold rebuilt 1920 to arch construction
Remeasured to 3698 GT, 2825 NT

Renamed Shasta 1929

Sold 1940 to Shasta Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, Brown & Co., Mgr. (home port to Buffalo NY)

Laid up 1949 and used for grain storage

Sold for scrap 1956 to A. Newman & Co., Buffalo NY and scrapped there.



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