HENRY B. SMITH, 1906 Lorain, Ohio. Steel bulk freighter, Acme Transit Co., Hawgood & Co., mar. Lost in Lake Superior with all hands, 25 men. Capt. James Owen, Chief Eng. Charles Rayburn. 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. (Information taken from Telescope Magazine, November 1963, pages 247-253.)
Steam screw HENRY B. SMITH. U. S. No. 203143. Of 6,631 gross tons. Built 1906. On November 9, 1913, vessel foundered on Lake Superior with 26 persons on board. 26 lives were lost.
Loss Reported of American Vessels
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1914
Steam screw HENRY B. SMITH. U. S. No. 203143. Of 6,631 gross tons; 5,229 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1906. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 525.0 x 55.0 x 31.0 Freight service. Crew of 27. Of 1,760 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1913