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(Edmund Fitzgerald in her early years as a coal fired steel hulled steamship. Even before her demise, the Fitzgerald was a well known icon of the Great Lakes to those that lived along it.) The Edmund Fitzgerald was a "Laker" type iron ore bulk freighter...  more »
1 3 in Lake Superior
Ohioan was built in 1914 by the Maryland Steel Company at Sparrow's Point, Maryland for the American - Hawaiian Steamship Company. She was a steel hulled freighter 407 feet long with a top speed of 12 knots. She was powered by a single quadruple...  more »
0 0 in Pacific Ocean
The Eduard Bohlen was a ship that was wrecked on the Skeleton Coast of German Southwest Africa (now Namibia) on 5 September 1909 in a thick fog. The wreck now lies in the sand a quarter mile (0.4 km) from the shoreline. The ship was a 2,272 gross ton...  more »
1 2 in Atlantic Ocean
Iberia was built in 1881 by S & H Morton Company in Leith, Scotland for the French based Fabre Line as a cargo steamship. She was 255 feet long. Iberia was powered by a single coal boiler fed compound condensing steam engine connected to a single...  more »
0 0 in Atlantic Ocean
Polias was the first World War I Emergency Fleet concrete ship to be constructed. Construction began after President Woodrow Wilson approved the construction of 24 concrete ships by the emergency fleet corporation in 1918. Both Polias and Atlantus were to...  more »
0 0 in Atlantic Ocean
Cape Fear was a Design 1070 concrete cargo ship built in 1919 at the Liberty Shipbuilding Company yard in Wilmington, North Carolina. Originally ordered and meant for service in World War I, she was completed and sold to civilian operators after the war...  more »
0 1 in Atlantic Ocean
(Atlantus aground in 1926.)In 1917, a Norwegian engineer named Nicolay Fougner built the world's first concrete ship capable of moving under its own power; the MV Namsenfjord. Fougner visited the United States and by request of the American government,...  more »
0 1 in Atlantic Ocean
(Photo from the National Hurricane Center.)Selma was a Design 1100 concrete oil tanker constructed in 1919 as part of the American WWI "Emergency Fleet". Her sister ship was the Latham. Both ships were built at F.F. Ley and Company in Mobile, Alabama....  more »
0 0 in Gulf of Mexico
Sapona was constructed in 1920 by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Wilmington, North Carolina for the United States government originally part of the planned 24 ship World War I emergency fleet. Her sister ship was the Cape Fear. Like the concrete...  more »
0 0 in Atlantic Ocean
In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Emergency Fleet Corporation into existence to build 24 reinforced concrete and iron merchant steamships for use in the first World War. Steel and iron supplies were extremely low in numbers, having been...  more »
0 0 in Pacific Ocean
The location of the wreck is provided in detail by the official website regarding the history and dangers of the Richard Montgomery.The Richard Montgomery was built in 1943 at the St. John's River Shipbuilding Company in Jacksonville, Florida. She was...  more »
0 1 in English Channel
SS McKittrick was built in 1921 in Wilmington, North Carolina for the United States government, originally intended as an "Emergency Fleet" concrete hulled merchant ship named the Old North State for World War I. Due to war's end, half of the fleet was...  more »
0 2 in Pacific Ocean
The Keystorm was a cargo steamer. She was built at new Castle in Great Britain in 1909 for the Keystorm Transportation Company of Montreal. She measures 250 feet in length with a 42.5 foot beam. On October 26, 1912 on night with much fog, she ran into the...  more »
0 2 in St. Lawrence River
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