american SS Clifton (+1924)
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nationality american
purpose transport
type cargo - bulk carrier (ex-cargo ship)
propulsion steam
date built 1892
weight (tons) 1713  grt
dimensions 93.9 x 11.6 x 7.3 m
material steel
engine 1 triple expansion engine, 2 boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 900  h.p.
yard no. 120
IMO/Off. no. 116484
about the loss
cause lost foundered
date lost 21/09/1924  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
American Steel Barge Co, Duluth
engine by
[1] Frontier Iron Works, Detroit
[2] Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Wisconsin
last owner
[1]Progress Steamship Co., Cleveland
SS Clifton (+1924)
period 1924 ~ 1924
IMO/Off. no.: 116484
prev. owners
[2]Clifton Cliffs Transportation Co., Cleveland
SS Clifton
period 1922 ~ 1924
IMO/Off. no.: 116484
[3]Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland
SS Samuel Mather
period 1901 ~ 1922
IMO/Off. no.: 116484
[4]Bessemer SS Co.
SS Samuel Mather
period 1900 ~ 1901
IMO/Off. no.: 116484
[5]American Steel Barge, West Superior
SS Samuel Mather
period 1892 ~ 1900
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Allen Tony16/06/2011SS Clifton was an American cargo steamer of 1,713 grt. On the 21st September 1924 she foundered when 25nm off Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.
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 American Steel Barge Co, Duluth
The American Steel Barge Company was organized in 1888 for the construction of the unique whaleback design of freighter, developed by Alexander McDougall, an immigrant from Scotland. McDougall sold it to The American Ship Building Company in 1900. AmShip renamed the shipyard Superior Shipbuilding, but it later became AmShip Superior. It lives on today as Fraser Shipyards.

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Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Wisconsin
Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation was originally established in 1902, as Manitowoc Dry Dock Co., in the shipyard that had been developed in 1863 by Burger & Burger. In WWII, it switched from building merchant ships to building submarines and, at its peak, employed 7,000 people and occupied the whole of the Manitowoc River peninsula: The submarines were delivered to the Navy in New Orleans. The shipyard reverted to merchant shipbuilding after the war, but closed in 1968, when Manitowoc acquired Christy Corporation (formerly Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding) and Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding, adjoining yards in Sturgeon Bay, and combined them into one yard, which it renamed Bay Shipbuilding.

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