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Hydrus (Propeller), U200315, sunk, 9 Nov 1913

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HYDRUS (ex R. E. Schuck ii), 1903 Lorain, Ohio. Steel bulk freighter, 436 x 50, Interlake fleet. Lost in Lake Huron with all hands, 25 men. Capt. J. H. Lowe, Chief Eng. Calvier B. Hatch. Cargo, iron ore. This vessel along with numerous others were total losses in the Great Storm of 1913 which ravaged the lakes from November 7 through November 9.
      Telescope Magazine
      November 1963, pages 247-253.)

Steam screw HYDRUS. U. S. No. 200315. Of 4,713 tons gross. Built 1903. On November 9, 1913, vessel foundered on lake Huron with 24 persons on board. 24 lives lost.
      Loss Reported of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1914
Steam screw HYDRUS.* U. S. No. 200315. Of 4,713 tons gross; 3.384 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1903. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 416.0 x 50.0 x 28.0 Freight service. Crew of 22. Of 1,500 indicated horsepower.
      * Formerly steam screw R.E. SCHUCK.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1913

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 24
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Hydrus (Propeller), U200315, sunk, 9 Nov 1913