PENOBSCOT

Registry and Rig Information

Name PENOBSCOT
Registry U.S.
Official Number 150705
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 351.75
Width 44.42
Depth 23.00
Gross Tonnage 3502.00
Net Tonnage 2864.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00108

Vessel History

Rebuilds Lengthened in 1906 (454 x 44.42 x 22.42; 4077 gross - 3530 net). Reconstructed as auto carrier, 1926 (3943 gross - 2821 net). Reconstructed as bulk carrier by American Ship Building Co., Buffalo, 1943 (4005 gross - 2883 net). Rig changed to barge, 1956, for use as grain storage hulk at Buffalo, NY. Tonnage change, 1960 (4123 gross - 4068 net).
History Ran aground in fog, August 19, 1899, on Knife Island, Lake Superior, $20,000 loss.In collision with tug DAUNTLESS and oil barge MORANIA 130 in Buffalo harbor, NY, October 30, 1951. Fire killed two on propeller and 8 on tug/barge.
Disposition Reconverted to auto carrier, 1948 (3972 gross - 2850 net). Towed down, Port Colborne, November 16, 1962, for scrapping by Marine Salvage, Ltd., at Rameys Bend in Welland Canal.

Build Information

Builder Wheeler, F.W. & Co.
Place Built West Bay City, MI
Date Built 1895-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Eddy-Shaw Transportation Co.1895-00-001906-00-00U.S.150705
Lake Transit Co. (Howard L. Shaw, Mgr.)1906-00-001926-00-00U.S.150705
Nicholson Transit Co.1926-00-001927-00-00U.S.150705
Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co.1927-00-001942-00-00U.S.150705
Overlakes Freight Corp.1942-00-001943-00-00U.S.150705
U.S. War Shipping Administration1943-00-001947-00-00U.S.150705
Overlakes Freight Corp.1947-00-001948-00-00U.S.150705
Nicholson Transit Co.1948-00-001955-00-00U.S.150705
Omega Lake Ship Co., Inc. (Continental Grain Co.)1955-00-001962-00-00U.S.150705