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J. P. Morgan (Propeller), U203155, 21 Apr 1906


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BIG 600-FOOTER "J. P. MORGAN" LAUNCHED TODAY.
Chicago, Ill., April 21. - The J. PIERPONT MORGAN, first of the 600-foot steamers ordered by the United States Steel Corporation, was launched at South Chicago at noon today. Miss Blanche Banks, daughter of president Banks of the Elgin, Joilet & Eastern Railroad, christened the big boat. A special train took the launching party out from Chicago and Captain G. J. Grammer, Vice-president in charge of traffic of the Vanderbilt Lines, had a large party of railroad officials on a special train coming from Pittsburg. The MORGAN is 600 feet long, 58 feet beam and 32 feet deep. She will carry 12,000 gross tons.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, April 21, 1906

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      STEAMBOAT 645 FEET LONG IS PLANNED.
      At the banquet of the Detroit Club Saturday afternoon, following the launching of the steamer SIR THOMAS SHAUGHNESSY, J. C. Wallace, President of the American Shipbuilding Company, in responding to a toast, made the astonishing statement that within three or four months his company would contract to build a steamer from 640 to 645 feet in length over all. He did not state who would order the monster.
      Incredulous as this may sound at the moment, one only need glance back at the wonderful transformation in the size of lake steamers in the past half dozen years.
This gigantic ship, said Mr. Wallace will be 625 feet keel, but that the length over all had not been fully determined. However, it can scarcely be less than 645 feet.
The leviathan will carry 14,000 tons of iron ore on a draft of 19 feet, he said.
Several steamers 600 feet in length are now building, and the first one, the J. PIERPONT MORGAN, will go into commission within a few weeks.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, May 21, 1906


Steam ship J. PIERPONT MORGAN, U. S. No. 203155. Of 7,161 tons. Built South Chicago, 1906. 580.0 x 58.0 x 27.4
      Herman Runge Notes


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launch, South Chicago
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1906
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English
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William R. McNeil
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J. P. Morgan (Propeller), U203155, 21 Apr 1906