The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Neptune (Propeller), U130901, 20 Dec 1900

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The steamer NEPTUNE, first of the fleet of six steamers being built by the American Ship Building Co. for the Globe Steamship Co., J. C Gilchrist of Cleveland, manager, was launched at the consolidated companies' Lorain yard on Saturday. The next vessel to be launched there will be the SATURN, building on the south berth of the ship yard for the same company. The keel of the VENUS will be laid at once in the berth just vacated. The NEPTUNE is 366 ft. over all, 346 ft. keel, 48 ft. beam and 28 ft. deep. She will be fitted with triple expansion engines and steam will be furnished by Scotch boilers, 13 ft. in diameter and 12 ft long. Two freight steamers in addition to the six just referred to are also being built by the American company for another corporation, in which Mr. Gilchrist is managing owner. The vessels are all of about the same dimensions.
      Marine Review
      December 20, 1900

Steam screw NEPTUNE. U. S. No. 130901. Of 3,717 tons gross; 2,773 tons net. Built Loraiun, Ohio, 1901. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 346.0 x 48.0 x 28.0 Crew of 19. Steel built. Of 1,450 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Neptune (Propeller), U130901, 20 Dec 1900