Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 150810
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 429.50
Width 50.00
Depth 25.00
Gross Tonnage 4840.00
Net Tonnage 3604.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00033

Vessel History

Rebuilds Reconstructed, 1926 (429.5 x 50 x 24.66; 4319 gross - 3501 net). Rebuilt as double-deck auto carrier, 1946, by Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co., River Rouge, MI (429.5 x 50 x 14.5; 4775 gross - 3957 net).
History As MATAAFA: Stranded on Knife Island, Lake Superior, in fog, June 2, 1902; $50,000 loss. Struck piers at Duluth, MN, while trying to make harbor entrance, November 28, 1905. Swung to the north of pier and stranded 700 feet from shore. Broke in half and nine men froze to death in aft section; $100,000 loss.
Disposition Sold to Marine Salvage, Ltd., Port Colborne, Ont., and towed from Buffalo to Port Colborne by tug LAURENCE C. TURNER, October 23, 1964. Resold to Eisen & Metall A.G., Hamburg, Germany, and arrived at Hamburg under tow on July 19, 1965, for scrapping.

Build Information

Builder Cleveland Ship Building Co.
Place Built Lorain, OH
Date Built 1899-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Ecorse Transit Co. (Nicholson Transit Co., Mgrs.)1946-00-001958-00-00U.S.150810
Minnesota Steamship Co.1899-00-001901-00-00U.S.150810
Pittsburgh Steamship Co.1901-00-001946-00-00U.S.150810
Ranahan-McCarthy Marine Terminal, Inc.1961-00-001964-00-00U.S.150810
T.J. McCarthy Steamship Co.1958-00-001961-00-00U.S.150810