american SS Howard Olson (+1956)
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nationality american
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1917
is nickname no
weight (tons) 2477  grt
dimensions 79.6 x 13.3 x 7.8 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 284  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 175
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 14/05/1956  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 663
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Great Lakes Engineering Works - Glew, Michigan
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Great Lakes Engineering Works - Glew, Michigan
last owner
[1]Olson O.J. & Co.
SS Howard Olson (+1956)
period 1946 ~ 1956
prev. owners
[2]Kingsley Nav. Co., San Francisco
period 1928 ~ 1946
[3]Los Angeles Lumber, Los Angeles
El Cicuta
period 1923 ~ 1928
[4]United States Government
Lake Dunmore
period 1917 ~ 1923
[5]Us Shipping Board - United States Shipping Board - Ussb, Washington D.C.
SS Lake Dunmore
period 1918 ~ 1922
[6]Rob Nilson & Arild Nyquist, Oslo (old Christiania)
period 1917 ~ 1917
no. of crew 29
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[1] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
[2] Miramar Ship Index
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entered 07/09/2010
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Vleggeert Nico07/09/2010
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Vleggeert Nico07/09/2010S.S.Howard Olson sank after a collision with the Marine Leopard off Point Sur, California.
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About Builders
 Great Lakes Engineering Works - Glew, Michigan
Great Lakes Engineering Works, or GLEW, was established in 1903 on the Detroit River, in Ecorse MI. In 1905, the company took over the Columbia Iron Works, in St. Clair MI, which at that time had only built two ships. The yard in Ashtabula OH was started in 1912. The Ecorse yard was later renamed the River Rouge yard, as a result of reincorporation of the community. GLEW closed in 1960. In the table below, the ships built in St. Clair have an S after their hull numbers and the ships built in Ashtabula have an A. Note that the Ashtabula yard had its own series of hull numbers from 1919 onwards.

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