The following ships were listed in various sources, newspapers 
and publications as having a Milwaukee connection.
This list includes information collected by David D. Swayze, Lake Isabella, MI


Type at Loss: propeller, wood, bulk freight
Official No.: C133822
Built: 1891, Milwaukee Shipyard, Milwaukee hull# 33
Specs: 219x37x19, 1493 t.
Date of Loss: 1926, Jan 16
Place of Loss: Kingston, Ont.
Lake Lost: Ontario
Type/Cause: fire
Lives Lost: none
Cargo: none
Details: She burned at her winter layup dock. Thought to be rebuild-able, but finally scuttled in L. Ont. in 1937 without repair. Sold Canadian in 1913, US150512 Rebuilt and shortened 7' in 1913. Originally 1349g 1054n


Specs: 214nt
Enrollment: Milwaukee, also Chicago
Owner: Lawrence & Saveland
Date of Loss: Sept 25 1921
Place of Loss: Barrie Island North Channel Georgian Bay
Lake Lost: Huron
Type/Cause: sunk/lost
Lives Lost:
Details: JOHN MEE 1881-1912, EDWARD E. SKEELE 1912-1921 Dragged anchor and stranded total loss


Specs: 139x26x11, 332gt 316nt
Date of Loss:
Place of Loss:
Lake Lost:
Lives Lost:
Details: abandoned in 1923


Official No: 120719
Type of Ship: propeller, wood, passenger & package
freight break-bulk carrier
Place of Loss: off Milwaukee
Type/Cause: collision
Cargo: gen frt
More details: Towed into Milwaukee by the ferry, but soon declared a total loss. The hull was used by a local yacht club as a clubhouse until January, 1936, when it was sunk by gunfire off Evanston, IL.
Date Built: 1888
Builder: Detroit Dry Dock
Where Built: Wyandotte, MI hull# 89
Size: 187x35x12, 941g 680n


Type at Loss: schooner-barge, wood, 2-mast bulk freight
Official No.: 150474
Built: 1889, Milwaukee Shipyard Co., Milwaukee
Specs: 201x34x12, 633g 602n
Enrollment: Milwaukee
Date of Loss: 1928, Aug 11
Place of Loss: off Harbor Beach, MI
Lake Lost: Huron
Type/Cause: storm
Lives Lost: none
Cargo: lumber
Details: She broke from her tow steamer and went aground. Heavily damaged, she was later towed to Bay City for repairs. She was declared a constructive total loss and abandoned in the Saginaw River. where her remains still lie 1/2 mi N of the Davidson Shipyard site.
Abandoned 1935


Specs: 634t
Enrollment: Chicago
Date of Loss:
Place of Loss:
Lake Lost:
Lives Lost:


Official No: 19766
Type of Ship: schooner, wood, 2 mast
Place of Loss: near Rondeau, Ont.
Type/Cause: storm
Cargo: coal
More details: A wrecking expedition which was sent to rescue her in mid-October gave the job up as hopeless. Rebuilt in 1869.
Date Built: 1854
Builder: Roderick Calkins
Where Built: Cleveland
Size: 136x25x11, 264g [371 t. om]

Detroit Free Press, Dec. 23, 1866
Vessels Rebuilt in 1866
Schooner Phalarope, at Milwaukee, extensive repairs at a
cost of $7,000.


Specs: 46t
Enrollment: Chicago, also Michili
Date of Loss: yr 1857
Place of Loss: Chicago
Lake Lost: Michigan
Type/Cause: sunk
Lives Lost:
Details: details unknown; another ship named Pilot is listed with an accident date of 1883, collided and sunk on Lake Michigan, details unknown, unknown if same PILOT


Type at Loss: propeller tug, wood
Official No.: 150270
Built: 1882, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee
Specs: 55x16x8 31t 15n
Enrollment: Chicago, also Marquette
Owner: G. Barber
Date of Loss: 1899, Jul 29
Place of Loss: on Green Bay
Lake Lost: Michigan
Lives Lost:


Specs: 205x34x14, 747gt 710nt
Date of Loss: Dec 3 1898
Place of Loss: 50 mi S of Cape Sable NS
Lake Lost:
Type/Cause: sunk/lost
Lives Lost: none
Cargo: unknown
Details: in tow of propeller ARGON, along with schooners DAVID WALLACE and SAN DIEGO, broke tow line and sank. Crew rescued by tug PROCYON Dec. 4, 1898

See also Allan bio in Marriage section


Official No: Netherlands PGWF
Type of Ship: propeller motor vessel, steel, package freight Place of Loss: 3.75 mi E of Milwaukee Harbor mouth
Type/Cause: collision
Cargo: T.V.'s, gen frt
More details: Her crew of 30 were rescued by the Coast Guard cutter HOLLYHOCK. *She was scuttled while building to prevent capture by Nazis, refloated and completed in 1948-9.
Date Built: 1940
Builder: N.V. Scheepswerf en Machinefabreik
Where Built: Rotterdam, Neth.*
Size: 258 ft., 1567 t.


Type at Loss: propeller, wood, bulk freight Official No.: 150205 Built: 1880, Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee Specs: 255x37x20, 1596gt 1310nt Enrollment: Milwaukee Date of Loss: 1905, Oct 20 Place of Loss: Green Bay Lake Lost: Michigan Type/Cause: storm Lives Lost: none Cargo: Details: Stranded in a gale with heavy damage near Green Bay. Declared a total Loss Nov. 1905. Her machinery and hull were recovered separately the next year. She was not ret