american SS Sidney O. Neff (+1940)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type barge, lighter
propulsion steam
date built 1890
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 435  grt
dimensions 45.6 x 9.2 x 3.5 m
material wood
engine sail at first, rebuilt in 1898 fore & aft compound engine, 1 boiler, single shaft, 1 screw
power 380  h.p.
speed  
IMO/Off. no. 116377
about the loss
cause lost abandoned
date lost 00/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Rand & Burger Henry B., Manitowoc
engine by
Hodge & Co - Samuel F. Hodge & Co, Detroit
last owner
[1]Marinett Transportation Co.
SS Sidney O. Neff (+1940)
period 1930 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 116377
prev. owners
[2]Greilick A.
Sidney Neff
period 1899 ~ 1930
IMO/Off. no.: 116377
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected yes
war grave
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updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 02/02/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 01/10/2011
 
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Gothro Phil01/10/2011Orginally built as a barge, the Sidney Neff was rebuilt in 1898 by the Milwaukee Shipyard Co. as single screw steambarge; 149.6 x 30.2 x 11.4', 435 gross tons; 15, 26 x 36", 380hp, 140rpm fore & aft compound engine by S.F. Hodge Co., Detroit, MI; 12'6" x 11', 150# steam scotch boiler by Johnston Brothers, Ferrysburg, MI.After living a long life the Neff was leaking badly and sank at Menominee docks.

The desicion was made to abadoned her for age.
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About Builders
 Hodge & Co - Samuel F. Hodge & Co, Detroit
The Samuel F. Hodge & Co. was a manufacturer of marine engines in Detroit. Originally established in 1863 under the name of Cowie, Hodge & Co. In 1883 it was incorporated as the Samuel F. Hodge & Company. They turned out 125 engines between 1884 and 1899. They built the first triple expansion engine to be used on the Great Lakes. It was placed in the Roumania on October 2, 1886.

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