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Pendennis White (Propeller), U202865, 11 Nov 1905

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Cleveland, Nov. 11. -- The PENDENNIS WHITE, first of three steamers building for Capt. John Mitchell, was launched at the local shipyard this afternoon, and the McMillan steamer will be launched at Wyandotte Wednesday. They will not come out this season.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 11, 1905

      Buffalo Party Attends Launching of Steamer PENDENNIS WHITE at Cleveland.
CLEVELAND. Nov. 11.- Bullt on the same lines as several others of the Mitchell boats, the new freighter PENDENNIS WHITE slipped off the ways this morning at the old Globe shipyard. There was not much pomp or ceremony connected with the launching. The event was witnessed by a special party from Buffalo and numerous Cleveland people, Including the owners.
Named after one of Buffalo's prominent citizens, the graceful craft was christened by his daughter, Miss Virginia White, who appeared to enjoy, thoroughly the part alloted to her at such a momentous event. When the sparkling champagne had splashed over the bow of the steamer, It was only a few seconds after that the water in the river had subsided with the boat floating arong its surface.
The WHITE Is 436 teet over all, 416' feet keel, 28 feet deep, 62 feet beam, and has two Scotch boilers with triple expanslon engines and cylinders. Her boilers are 13 feet 2 Inches by 11 feet 6 Inches. Her gross tonnage Is about
6000 tons, which is about halt as much as some of the recently built boats.
After the launching, luncheon was served at the Union Club, with Mr. and Mrs. Pendennls White and three daughters as invited guests
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 12, 1905
Steam screw PENDENNIS WHITE. U. S. No. 202865. Of 4,382 tons gross; 3,205 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1906. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 416.0 x 50.0 x 28.0 Passenger service. Crew of 20. Steel built. Of 1.400 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Pendennis White (Propeller), U202865, 11 Nov 1905