The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Henry C. Frick (Propeller), U202443, 10 Aug 1905

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Bay City, Aug. 5. -- The Pittsburg Steamship Co.'s steamer H. C. FRICK, building at the local plant of the American Shipbuilding Co. yards, and the last of the "big four," will be launched Aug. 10. The keels of the two vessels to be built here for the Gilchrist company will be laid the same day, as material for the boats is now being delivered.
Owing to the press of work a shut down for repairs and improvements, contemplated first upon the completion of the SOCAPA, and then upon the completion of the FRICK, has now been set for some date after May 1, as the time up to that date will be required to complete the Gilchrist boats, both of which are to be 534 feet long, 54 feet wide and 31 feet in depth. The machinery for the two new air compressors is also here and the foundations have been placed. It is announced at the yards that still more work is in sight after the shut down for repairs, and that more machinery will also be brought here.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 5, 1905
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The new steamer HENRY C. FRICK of the United States Steel Corporation was launched Saturday at Bay City. She is the fourth and last of the great vessels lately built for the Steel Trust, The other three being the GARY, PERKINS and COREY. Capt. Neil Campbell will sail the FRICK and A. L. Eggert of Cleveland will be Chief Engineer. The launching was witnessed by a large party, among them being officials of the Steel Corporation and Edward C. Collins, traffic manager of the Pittsburg Steamship Company. She will be ready for cargo in 20 days.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, August 29, 1905

Steam screw HENRY C. FRICK. U. S. No. 202443. Of 6,490 tons gross; 5,016 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1905. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 549.0 x 56. 0 x 26.4 Crew of 24. Freight service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911

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Henry C. Frick (Propeller), U202443, 10 Aug 1905