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Choctaw (Propeller), U126874, sunk by collision, 12 Jul 1915

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CHOCTAW Steamer, collided with Steamer WAHCONDAH in a thick fog, July 12, 1915 off Presqu'Isle, Lake Huron. The CHOCTAW was hit between No. I and No. 2 hatches, and sank in 22 minutes in 200 feet of water. Total loss. Crew rescued and taken aboard WAHCONDAH. Value of vessel estimated at $85,000. Insured for $80,000.
      The Marine Review. February 1916

CHOCTAW Steam Screw of 1573 Gross Tons. U. S. Official No. 126874. Built 1892. July 12, 1915, with 20 persons on board CHOCTAW collided with the British Steam Screw WAHCONDAH off Presqu'Isle, Mich. No lives lost. Vessel a total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported in 1916
      Merchant Vessel List of U. S. 1916

Steam screw CHOCTAW. U. S. No. 126874. Of 1,573 tons gross; 1,256 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1892. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 266.9 x 38.1 x 17.9 Freight service. Crew of 20. Of 764 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $85,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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Choctaw (Propeller), U126874, sunk by collision, 12 Jul 1915