The HARVARD was launched at Detroit several days ago; the PRINCETON is well along towards the launching stage at the Lorain yard; the CORNELL is under construction at Chicago, and the RENSSELAER which will probably be the last of the fleet to go into commission, is building at the Globe yard of the American company in Cleveland. All five of these steamers are duplicates. Dimensions and other leading particulars are: Length over all, 474 feet; beam, molded, 50 feet; depth, molded, 28 ½ feet; estimated capacity on 18 feet draught, 7,300 gross tons; engines, quadruple expansion, with cylinders of 18, 26 3/4, 41 and 63 inches diameter, and a common stroke of 42 inches; boilers of Babcock & Wilcox water tube type; estimated horse power of engines, 1,950.
May 31, 1900
Chicago, June 6. -- The steel schooner BRYN MAWR, building at the Calumet Shipyards for the Pittsburg Steamship Company, the Carnegie fleet, will be launched next Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The launching will be public. The vessel will cost $245,000 and measure 400 feet long, 50 feet beam and 27 feet depth of hold. She will carry 7,500 gross tons on a draught of 18 feet, and will go into the iron trade. The CORNELL, a steamer of the same fleet, will be launched July 1. This ship measures 454 feet in length 50 feet beam and 29 1/2 feet depth.
June 7, 1900
Another of the new steamers for the Pittsburg Steamship Co. (Carnegie) has been launched by the American Ship Building Co. and will be in commission shortly. The vessel is the CORNELL, built at the South Chicago yard. Alike to other new steamers of the Carnegie fleet, the CORNELL is 474 feet over all, 50 feet beam and 28 ½ feet molded depth, capable of carrying about 7,000 gross tons on 18 feet draught. Engines are quadruple expansion, the cylinders measuring 18, 26 3/4, 41 and 63 inches diameter and 42 inches stroke. Boilers are of the Babcock & Wilcox water tube type. The horse power is about 1,950.
July 12, 1900