Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 26643
Rig Schooner

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 149.83
Width 25.23
Depth 11.12
Gross Tonnage 378.00
Net Tonnage 253.00
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

Rebuilds Remeasured 1865: 137.58 x 26.16 x 10.66. Remeasured 1880: 136.75 x 26.58 x 10.66.
History First enrollment issued at Cleveland, OH, April 28, 1855.WILLIAM CASE was apparently sold Canadian briefly in 1901. Her Toledo enrollment issued on 5-11-1895 was surrendered at Detroit on 5-15-1901. A new enrollment was issued and surrendered on that same day because she was \"Renationalized.\" Yet another enrollment was issued on 5-15-1901 and she again became an American vessel. No other mention of her Canadian owners is made in the enrollment abstracts (actual certificates not being available at this time), but Merchant Vessels of the United States for 1901 lists her as the former \"British\" schooner WILLIAM CASE. No other indication of her foreign ownership was uncovered in Inland Lloyds, Beeson's Marine Directory, or other marine directories. Canadian shipping lists between 1890 and 1902 were not available at the time this research was conducted.

Research of Jerry Metzler and J.C.M., 1-5-1988.
Disposition Sunk on July 22, 1906, five miles northeast of Colchester light, Lake Erie, while carrying coal to Bay City, MI. No lives lost. (Toledo Blade, July 24, 1906)

Build Information

Builder Calkins, Roderick
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Date Built 1855-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
CASE, WILLIAM1901-00-001906-00-00U.S.26643