The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montfaucon (Propeller), 1920

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      MONTFAUCON (US.219952) was launched at the Wyandotte Yards of the Detroit Shipbuilding Co. in December 1920. She was Hull No. 281. Dimensions: 251 x 43.6 x 24.2; 2309 gross tons and 1440 net tons. Powered by triple expansion engines of 20", 30", and 54" diameter of cylinders by 40” stroke, built by the shipyard engine works. This freighter, or the "Laker" design, was one or ten similar ships built by American Shipbuilding Company on its own account, from materials left over from the "Laker" program of World War I. Seven of the ten were built at Wyandotte and three at Cleveland. For some years they were operated on
the Great Lakes as the Independent Steamship Company (See TELESCOPE, June 1960). Eventually they were sold to other owners. Thus MONTFAUCON passed to Aetna Portland Cement Company or Saginaw and was renamed E.M. EUNICE in the late Twenties. The vessel was sold to foreign owners in 1940 and renamed successively INTREPIDO (1940), VALEROSO (1947), MAXIANNINA (1949), and ANNA MARIA IEVOLI (1955). She was severely damaged by an internal explosion while docked at Naples on Nov. 21, 1957 and was
      Telescope Magazine
      January 1962 p.9

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Montfaucon (Propeller), 1920