McCloskey & Co.,
Hookers Point, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
 

These vessel (C1-S-D1 type) were of the single deck type, with raked stern and modified cruiser stern.
The bridge and poop were built of concrete and the deckhousing was constructed of wood.
The ship had seven dry cargo holds, deep tanks and machinery space.
For propulsion there was a 3-cyl. triple expansion reciprocating engine with steam from oil-fired water-tube boilers, all situated aft.
The engine produced 1.300 ihp. Speed was 7 knots. Accommodation was provided for a crew of 39.

VITRUVIUS (s/v) Yard No: 1 (MC Hull no. 1045)
Build: 1943.12.
4.690 grt, 3.248 nrt.
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1943.
United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1944.07.16. Sunk as a breakwater, Omaha Beach, Normandy.
(This vessel and DAVID O. SAYLOR formed part of the small convoy CK2 which sailed from Charleston on 7 April 1944 bound for the UK, and arrived safely at Milford Haven on 13 may after crossing of some 37 days. The Convoy consisted of two floating cranes in tow of the V4-type tug HILLSBORO INLET, a dredger in tow of the US Army tug LT 23, the small cargo vessel JULIUS H. BARNES (1940, 1.623 grt) the VITRUVIUS carrying lumber and the DAVID O. SAYLOR with a cargo of superphosphates.)

DAVID O. SAYLOR (s/v) Yard No.2 (MC Hull No.1446)
Build: 1943.11.
4.690 grt, 3.248 nrt.
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1943.
United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1944.07.16. Sunk as a breakwater, Omaha Beach, Normandy.
(This vessel and VITRUVIUS formed part of the small convoy CK2 which sailed from Charleston on 7 April 1944 bound for the UK, and arrived safely at Milford Haven on 13 may after crossing of some 37 days. The Convoy consisted of two floating cranes in tow of the V4-type tug HILLSBORO INLET, a dredger in tow of the US Army tug LT 23, the small cargo vessel JULIUS H. BARNES (1940, 1.623 grt) the VITRUVIUS carrying lumber and the DAVID O. SAYLOR with a cargo of superphosphates.)

ARTHUR NEWELL TALBOT (s/v) Yard No.3 (MC Hull No. 1447) (RN: 244542)
Build: 194
4.02.
4.826 grt, 3.405 nrt.
Dim: 107,71 x 16,45 x 9,75 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.

Owners:
1943. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, U.S.A.
1944.02. US Army stevadores training ship.
1948.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

Arthur Newell Talbot

RICHARD LEWIS HUMPHREY (s/v) Yard No.4 (MC Hull No.1448)
(s/v) Yard No.4 (MC Hull No.1448)
Build: 1944
.03.
4.826 grt, 3.405 nrt.
Dim: 107,71 x 16,45 x 9,75 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.

Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, U.S.A.
19??. Reported sold to Mexico for scrapping.

RICHARD KIDDER MEADE (s/v) Yard No.5 (MC Hull No.1449)
Build: 1944.03.
4.826 grt, 3.405 nrt.
Dim: 107,71 x 16,45 x 9,75 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.

Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, U.S.A.
1948
.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

WILLIS A. SLATER (s/v) Yard No.6 (MC Hull No.1450)
Build: 1944.02.
4.826 grt, 3.405 nrt.
Dim: 107,71 x 16,45 x 9,75 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.

Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, U.S.A.

1944.02. US Army stevadores training ship.
1948.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

LEONARD CHASE WASON (s/v) Yard No.7 (MC Hull No.1451
Build: 1944.06.
4.826 grt, 3.405 nrt.
Dim: 107,71 x 16,45 x 9,75 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.

Owners:
1943. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, U.S.A.

1944.02. US Army stevadores training ship.
1948.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

JOHN SMEATON (s/v) Yard No.8 (MC Hull No.1452) (See how she looks today (Photo: John Campbell)
Build: 1944.04.
4.826 grt, 3.397 nrt.
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1944. US Army stevedores training ship.
1948.04. Used as a breakwater, Vancouver, B.C., by Powell River Co.
.

JOSEPH ASPDIN (s/v) Yard No.9 (MC Hull No. 1453)
Build: 1944.04.
4.826 grt, 3.397 nrt.
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1948.04. Sold for use as a breakwater, Vancouver B.C.
1948.04.12. Broke loose from moorings at Astoria and grounded on Yaquina Bay north Reef, off Newport, Oregon. Total loss.

JOHN GRANT (s/v) Yard No.10 (MC Hull No.1454)
Build: 1944.06.
4.826 grt, 3.405 nrt.
Dim: 107,71 x 16,45 x 9,75 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.

Owners:
1943. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, U.S.A.

1944.02. US Army stevadores training ship.
1948.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

M. H. LE CHATELIER (s/v) Yard No.11 (MC Hull No.1455) (RN: 245771) (See how she looks today (Photo: John Campbell)
Build: 1944.07.
4.690 grt, 3.248 nrt.
Dim: 106,68 x 16,45 x 10,66 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1944: Renamed H. LE CHATELIER.
1948.04. Used as a breakwater, Vancouver, B.C., by Powell River Co..

L. J. VICAT (s/v) Yard No.12 (MC Hull No.1456) (See how she looks today (Photo: John Cambell)
Build: 1944.07
4.690 grt, 3.248 nrt.
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:

1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida. (US Army stevedores training ship)
1948.04.Used as a breakwater, Vancouver, B.C., by Powell River Co.
.

ROBERT WHITMAN LESLEY (s/v) Yard No.13 (MC Hull No,1457)
Build: 1944.07.
4.826 grt, 3.405 nrt.
Dim: 107,71 x 16,45 x 9,75 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.

Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, U.S.A.

1944.07. US Army stevadores training ship.
1948.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

EDWIN THACHER (s/v) Yard No.14 (MC Hull No.1458) (RN: 246120)
Build 1944.07.
4.690 ger, 3.248 nrt.
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:

1944: United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1948.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

C. W. PASLEY (s/v) Yard No.15 (MC Hull No.1459) (RN: 246257)
Build: 1944.08
4.690 grt, 3.248 nrt.
Dim: 102,53 x 16,45 x 10,66 m.
Engine: T.3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1944: United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1948.04. Used as a breakwater, Vancouver, B.C., by Powell River Co.

ARMAND CONSIDERE (s/v) Yard No.16 (MC Hull No.1460)
Build: 1944.09.
4.690 grt, 3.248 nrt
Dim: 102,53 x 16,45 x 10,66 m.
Engine: T. 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.
Owners:

1944. United States Maritime Commission.
1948
.04. Used as a breakwater, Vancouver, B.C., by Powell River Co.

FRANCOIS HENNEBIQUE (s/v) Yard No.17 (MC Hull No.1461)
Build: 1944.09.
4.690 grt, 3.248 nrt.
Dim: 102,53 x 16,45 x 10,66 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)

Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
In LR 1948.
19??. Sold to port of Newport, Oregon, for use as a breakwater

P. M. ANDERSON (s/v) Yard No.18 (MC Hull No.1462) (See how she looks today (Photo: John Campbell)
Build: 1944.09.
4.690 grt, 3.248 nrt.
Dim: 102,53 x 16,45 x 10,66 m.
Engine: T 3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)

Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1955. Sunk as a breakwater at San Francisco.

ALBERT KAHN (s/v) Yard No.19 (MC Hull No.1463) (RN: 246727)
Build: 1944.10.
4.680 grt, 2.738 nrt
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T.3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission.
1947.03. Abandoned in Eastern waters whilst being operated by US Army: sunk by US bombers as a navigational hazard.

WILLARD A. POLLARD (s/v) Yard No.20 (MC Hull No.1464)
Build: 1944.11.
4.680 grt, 2.738 nrt
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T.3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission.
1948
.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

WILLIAM FOSTER COWMAN (s/v) Yard No.21 (MC Hull No.1465)
(s/v) Yard No.21 (MC Hull No.1465)
Build: 1944.11.
4.680 grt, 2.738 nrt
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T.3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission.
1948
.12. Sunk to form a breakwater at Kiptopeke, Lower Chesapeake Bay, Va, by Delaware & New Jersey Ferry Co.

EDWIN CLARENCE ECKEL (s/v) Yard No.22 (MC Hull No.1466)
(s/v) Yard No.22 (MC Hull No.1466)
Build: 1944.12.
4.680 grt, 2.738 nrt
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T.3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission. (US Army stevadores training ship)
1946.11. Disabled in the Pacific.
Toward the end of 1946 the EDWIN CLARENCE ECKEL was still in service for the US Army and operating in the Pacific. On 5 November 1946 she sailed from Shanghai, bound for San Francisco with a cargo of ammunition and explosives. Six days later, when 287 miles from Yokohama and labouring in very heavy seas, she became disabled with rudder damage. The steamer TRADE WIND (1943, 6.178 grt) stood by, and after saving the 43 crew from EDWIN CLARENCE ECKEL the concrete steamer was taken in tow by a US Army tug. Arriving in Yokohama on 17 November, the ship was considered not worthy of repair and was declared a constructive total loss. Stripped of all usable gear and equipment., she was towed to sea and scuttled durin January 1947.

THADDEUS MORRIMAN (s/v) Yard No.23 (MC Hull No.1467) (See how she looks today (Photo: John Campbell)
(s/v) Yard No.23 (MC Hull No.1467)
Build: 1944.11.
4.680 grt, 2.738 nrt
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine: T.3-cyl. Prescott Mchy. Co., Menominee, Michigan. (Mchy. Aft)
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission.
19??. Sold to port of Newport, Oregon, for use as a breakwater.

EMILE N. VIDAL (s/v) (RN: 246878) (See how she looks today (Photo: John Campbell)
Build: 1944.12.
4.680 grt, 2.738 nrt.
Dim: 107,74 x 16,45 x 9,81 m.
Engine:T 3-cyl. Toledo SB Co., Toledo, Ontario.
Owners:
1944. United States Maritime Commission, Tampa, Florida.
1948.04. Sold to become a breakwater at Vancouver, B.C., but converted to a storage hull with engine removed. Later used as a breakwater.

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Ferro-Concrete hull laid up in Powell River (Photo: B. Carlsson 1986)

To se more about the hull in Powell River, go to  www.roughlife.com/home%20pages/powell_river.htm 
If you click on virtual tours at the top of the page and the select log pond from the menu, you will be able to pan across the breakwater using the slider at the bottom of the picture. Also, if you select mill tour from the menu, you can pan towards the log pond and get a more panoramic view from the top of one of the mill buildings.

This tips came from John Campbell

Last update: 2000.11.01