Registry and Rig Information

Name BROWN, W.W.
Registry U.S.
Official Number 81803
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 346.00
Width 48.16
Depth 24.00
Gross Tonnage 3582.00
Net Tonnage 2778.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00052

Vessel History

Rebuilds Reconstructed, 1926. Converted to crane ship, with two revolving cranes, 1939. Measures change, 1942 (352.75 x 48.16 x 24; 3562 gross - 2963 net). Cut in half and converted to two undocumented scows, 1964.
History Vessel removed from documentation in January, 1966, prior to conversion to scows.
Disposition In tow of tug ROY R. LOVE, encountered heavy seas on October 29, 1965, and broke tow line. Stern section (170 x 50) grounded at Christmas Cove, one mile south of Cathead Point; bow section struck Frankfort, MI, breakwater, and sank just north of harbor entrance.

Build Information

Builder Chicago Ship Building Co.
Place Built Chicago, IL
Date Built 1902-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
AILES, JOHN W.1922-00-001926-00-00U.S.81803
EWIG, HARRY T.1926-00-001963-00-00U.S.81803

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Asher Marine Rentals, Inc. (Roen Salvage Co.)1963-00-001964-00-00U.S.81803
Bultema Dock & Dredge Co.1964-00-001965-00-00U.S.81803
Columbia Transportation Co.1935-00-001958-00-00U.S.81803
Great Lakes Steamship Co.1911-00-001915-00-00U.S.81803
Interstate Steamship Co. (William H. Becker, Mgr.)1915-00-001922-00-00U.S.81803
Oglebay Norton Co.1958-00-001963-00-00U.S.81803
U.S. Transportation Co.1902-00-001911-00-00U.S.81803
Valley Camp Steamship Co.1922-00-001935-00-00U.S.81803