The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alex B. Uhrig (Propeller), U126994, 1923

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Steam screw ALEX B. UHRIG.* U. S. No. 126994. Of 3,401 tons gross; 2,728 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1893. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 360.0 x 45.2 x 21.9 Freight service. Crew of 24. Of 1,200 indicated horse power. Steel built.
* Formerly Steam screw CENTURION.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1923
      Steam screw CENTURION. U. S. No. 126994. Of 3,401.81 tons gross; 2,728.48 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1893. Home port, Port Huron, Mich.. 360.0 x 45.2 x 21.9 Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1894 [steam vessels]

      Sales of lake vessel property other than the Wolvin steamers, referred to elsewhere in this issue, include a controlling interest in the steel steamer CENTURION, which has just passed to Mr. W.G. Mather of the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. The CENTURION, built by F. W. Wheeler & Co. in 1893, is not now among the largest freighters, but she is a well built ship that cost $265,000 when built and may readily be lengthened so as to greatly increase her capacity. Arrangements are also being made whereby the steamer GLOBE, which is being lengthened at the works of the Globe company, will very probably be sold to Cleveland parties within the next few days.
      The Marine Review
      March 23, 1899

CENTURION.* Built August 30, 1893 Bulk Propeller - Steel
U. S. No. 126994 3401 gt -2728 nt 360' x 45.2' x 21.9'
* Renamed (b) ALEX B. UHRIG -US -1923
Scrapped at Hamilton, Ont., in 1946.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Alex B. Uhrig (Propeller), U126994, 1923