Registry and Rig Information

Name PRINCE, F. H.
Registry U.S.
Official Number 120797
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 240.00
Width 42.00
Depth 23.33
Gross Tonnage 2047.35
Net Tonnage 1547.70
Hull Material Wood
Hull Number 00102

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to sand dredge in 1914.
History First enrollment issued at Detroit, MI, May 20, 1890. Caught on fire at the Cleveland breakwater pier on June 23, 1904; later repaired. Ran aground at Rock Island near Port Colborne, ON, on October 4, 1904; later repaired. Caught fire and was beached on east end of Kelleys Island, Lake Erie, OH, on August 8, 1911. Fire brought under control by sand dredges ALBERT Y. GOWAN and MARY H., with fire being confined to forward end. The next day the wind turned her around from a NNW position until she was heading south.
Disposition On August 14, 1911, caught fire in the after end and burned to a total loss. Loss estimated at $50,000. The hull was sold at a U.S. Marshal's sale; engine and boilers removed in 1914 by William Ellory of Detroit, MI. Propeller removed from wreck in 1940 by Underwater Recovery and Salvage Company of Marblehead, OH.

Build Information

Builder Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Place Built Detroit, MI
Date Built 1890-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
H. McVottie1890-05-20U.S.120797
Ogdensburg Transit Company1896-01-011899-01-01U.S.120797
Rutland Transit Company1900-01-011906-01-01U.S.120797
Lake Erie Sand and Gravel Company1910-01-011911-01-01U.S.120797
William Ellory1911-01-01U.S.120797
Great Lakes Freighting Company1911-01-01U.S.120797
Herbert K. Oakes1911-01-01U.S.120797