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Tugboat 'Admiral' Lake Erie sinking...



Item # 571972

December 3, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, December 3, 1942 

* Tugboat Admiral sinking 
* Lake Erie disaster
 

This 52 page newspaper has a small, discrete one column headline on page 29: "14 Drowned in Lake Erie"

Tells of the tugboat Admiral sinking in Lake Erie. Unfortunate for such a small report, but it is what it is, a 1st report.

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

further info:

Ship Name:      Admiral
Also Known As:     Built as W.H. Meyer, renamed Admiral in 1942 during time of vessel rebuild, only 89 days before her sinking.
Type of Ship:     Steel propeller tugboat 
Ship Size:     93' x 22' x 11'
       
Ship Owner:     Barge and tug operated at time of sinking by Cleveland Tankers, Inc. Tug owned by Allied Oil Co., Cleveland, Ohio
Gross Tonnage:     130
Net Tonnage:     88
Typical Cargo:     Tow tug, and occasional harbor icebreaker
       
Year Built:     1907 - Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin 

Category: The 20th Century

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