John Plankington (Propeller), U76798, collision, 9 May 1917
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PLANKINTON, JOHN Steam propeller, Official U. S. Number 76798, built 1889, of 1,821 Gross Tons. On May 9, 1917 vessel with 20 persons on board collided with the Propeller DETROIT in the Detroit River, Mich., no lives were lost but the vessel was classed as a total loss.
Loss to American Vessels reported during 1917
Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. for 1917
JOHN PLANKINTON Built April 27, 1889 Bulk Propeller -Wood
U. S. No. 76798 1821 gt -1461 nt 267' x 40.9' x 21'
Sunk in collision with carferry stmr. DETROIT, May 9, 1917, opposite 5th Street, in Detroit River.
Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
Institute for Great Lakes Research
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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