JAMES H. REED U77589

David Swayze Shipwreck File #

  • JAMES H. REED
  • Other names   :  none
  • Official no.     :  77589
  • Type at loss    :  propeller, steel, bulk freight
  • Build info       :  1903, Detroit Shipbuilding, Wyandotte, MI  hull# 154
  • Specs              :  448x52x29,  5598g  4125n
  • Date of loss    :  1944, Apr 27
  • Place of loss   :  20 mi N of Conneaut, OH, off Long Point
  • Lake                : Erie
  • Type of loss    :  collision
  • Loss of life     :  12
  • Carrying         :  iron ore
  • Detail              : Bound Superior, WI, for Erie, PA, she was rammed broadside dead amidships by the 550-foot steel freighter ASHCROFT and sank quickly. She was later dynamited to level her wreckage.
  • Owned by Interlake Steamship, Cleveland
  • Some information provided in 1999 by Doyle C. Rogers, who was a 17 year-old crewman aboard REED.
  • Included on lists of U. S. World War II war losses.

Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #

Loss of American Vessels 
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S. A. 1945  #

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. 

List of Merchant Vessels of 
      the United States, 1904   #

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 

Detroit/Wyandotte Shipbuilding Master List 
      Institute for Great Lakes research 
      Perrysburg, Ohio  #

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. 

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