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James H. Reed (Propeller), U17589, sunk by collision, 27 Apr 1944

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Prop. JAMES H. REED U. S. Official Number 77589 of 5265 gross tons. Built 1903. Collided April 27, 1944 in Lake Erie, north of Ashtabula, Ohio.
      Loss of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S. A. 1945

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Steam screw JAMES H. REED. Official U. S. Number 77589, of 5598 tons gross; 4125 tons net. Built 1903 at Wyandotte, Mich. 448 x 52.2 x 29. Home port, Duluth
      List of Merchant Vessels of
      the United States, 1904

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JAMES H. REED Built May 28,1903 Bulk Propeller - Steel
U. S. No. 77589 5598 gt - 4125 at 448' x 52.2' x 29'
Sunk in collision with Canadian stmr. ASHCROFT, April 27, 1944, 20 miles north of Conneaut, Ohio, Lake Erie; 12 lives lost.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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James H. Reed (Propeller), U17589, sunk by collision, 27 Apr 1944