Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 100730
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 214.00
Width 34.33
Depth 21.16
Gross Tonnage 1169.00
Net Tonnage 795.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00083

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, 1920 (1182 gross - 803 net). Rebuilt as auto ferry, 1920 (213.66 x 46 x 15.16; 1767 gross - 1202). Converted to diesel as truck transport ferry, 1953 (213.58 x 46 x 15.16; 949 gross - 533 net).
History To West Coast, via Cape Horn, in 1907. Returned to Lakes, 1920-1927, then returned to West Coast.Oct. 21, 1906 sold to Puget Sound Navigation Co. and went to New York via the St. Lawrence River. Reached Seattle on March 30, 1907 after 64 day voyage via Cape Horn. (Brookes)
June 19, 1907 entered Seattle-Bellingham-Vancouver service, Puget Sound Navigation, owners, Inland Navigation Co., operators. (Brookes)
1909 was transferred to Seattle-Victoria night service, also served as substitute vessel on C.P.R. Seattle-Victoria-Vancouver route. (Brookes)1918-1919 training ship for Sea Training Bureau of U.S.S.B.
1926 sold to Puget Sound Navigation Co. and returned to the West Coast via Panama Canal; 44 days Manitowoc to Seattle.
1928 rebuilt at Houghton, WA, by Lake Washington Shipyards as sea-going auto ferry. Capacity 80-90 autos and 500 day passengers, 140 berths for night passengers. Seattle-Port Townsend-Victoria night service. (Brookes)
1939 Seattle-Port Townsend route. (Brookes)
1941 Port Angeles-Victoria route. (Brookes)
1942 Summer service Seattle-Port Townsend-Port Angeles-Victoria days; returning to night runs in the fall. (Brookes)
1947 June 28 replaced by new ferry CHINOOK. (Brookes)
Disposition Intentionally sunk with explosives off Akutan, Alaska, on April 15, 1984

Build Information

Builder Craig Ship Building Co.
Place Built Toledo, OH
Date Built 1901-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
ALASKA SHELL1973-00-001984-04-15U.S.100730

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Alaska Shell A Corp.1973-00-001984-04-15U.S.100730
Arthur Perry1972-00-001973-00-00U.S.100730
Black Ball Transport, Inc.1954-00-001972-00-00U.S.100730
Captain W.H. Singer1902-00-001904-00-00U.S.100730
Chicago & South Haven Steamship Co.1920-00-001927-00-00U.S.100730
Dunkley-Williams Co.1904-00-001906-00-00U.S.100730
George T. Arnold1901-00-001902-00-00U.S.100730
Puget Sound Navigation Co.1906-00-001920-00-00U.S.100730
Puget Sound Navigation Co.1927-00-001954-00-00U.S.100730