Wisconsin

Wisconsin,USA

Wisconsin was a combined passenger and cargo steamer laid down by Detroit Drydock Company, and was launched in 1881 for the American company Goodrich Transport Company in Chicago. She changed owners several times, and was requisitioned by the US Shipping board under The Great War and used as a hospital ship, but was returned to her owners in 1920. Under a journey from Chicago to Milwaukee loaded with machine tools, cars and passengers, she ran into a storm 29. October 1929 and developed a leak and sank. Number of casualties vary in historical sources, but up to ten people lost their lives in the accident. The wreck rest today on a depth of 25 to 40 meter southeast of Kenosha.


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Wisconsin
Pilgrim, General O'Reilly
62,1 x 10,7 x 3,6 m
     
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1181 grt
( US )1881
( US )


Last updated: October 2019