FITCH, WILLIAM F.

Registry and Rig Information

Name FITCH, WILLIAM F.
Registry U.S.
Official Number 81807
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 346.00
Width 48.00
Depth 28.00
Gross Tonnage 3629.00
Net Tonnage 2632.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00147

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to automobile carrier in 1934. Taken to New Orleans, via Mississippi River, in 1942; converted to repair ship for U.S. Army by Boland Machine & Manufacturing Co. (3982 gross - 2859 net).
History Served in Pacific Area in World War II. Commissioned on June 14, 1944, by U.S. Army, and manned by U.S.C.G. personnel. Decommissioned on February 3, 1947, and turned over to U.S. Maritime Commission. Placed in Reserve Fleet at that time.
Disposition Scrapped in 1949.

Build Information

Builder Detroit Ship Building Co.
Place Built Wyandotte, MI
Date Built 1902-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Franklin Transportation Co. (M.A. Hanna Co., Mgrs.)1902-00-001923-00-00U.S.81807
Pioneer Steamship Co. (Hutchinson & Co., Mgrs.)1923-00-001923-00-00U.S.81807
Jenkins Steamship Co.1923-00-001934-00-00U.S.81807
Detroit & Cleveland Steamship Co.1934-00-001942-00-00U.S.81807
U.S. Maritime Commission1942-00-001949-00-00U.S.81807