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Henry Steinbrenner

Discussion in 'Great Lakes ships' started by Chris Dohany, May 11, 2004.

  1. Chris Dohany

    Chris Dohany Member

    Today marks the 51st anniversary of one of the lesser known Great Lakes wrecks, the ore carrier SS Henry Steinbrenner. At around 0730, May 11, 1953, the Steinbrenner went down off Isle Royale in Lake Superior after stormy weather dislodged three of her aft hatch covers allowing water to pour into her hold. Within four hours of the sinking, three nearby ore carriers had arrived on scene and fourteen of the Steinbrenner's thirty-one-man crew were rescued — seventeen men were lost.

    Robert J. Allen, St. Louis, Missouri; porter
    Howard W. Chamberlain, Buffalo, NY; coal passer
    Harry R. Drinkwitz, Duluth, Minn.; 1st asst engineer (missing)
    Earl M. Hemmingson, Duluth, Minn.; wheelsman
    Andrew Kraft, Alpena, Mich.; 1st Mate
    Paul LeRoux, Toledo, Ohio; steward (missing)
    Paul T. Mattson, Aurora, Minn.; 2nd asst engineer (missing)
    William J. Monahan, Pearsall, Texas; coal passer
    Arthur L. Morse, Michigan City, Ind.; 3rd asst engineer
    Harold O. Race, Jefferson, Ohio; chief engineer (missing)
    Kenneth H. Reynolds, South Range, Wis.; fireman
    Calvin E. Swartz, Conneaut, Ohio; fireman (missing)
    George H. Thom, Brockway, Penn.; 2nd mate (missing)
    Leo W. Thomas, Duluth, Minn.; wheelsman
    Frank Tomczak, Buffalo, NY; oiler
    George W. Wiseman, South Range, Wis.; 3rd mate (missing)
    Jack Wolfe, East Liverpool, Ohio; fireman

    http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-m/moa/boards/hensteinbrenner.pdf (Coast Guard Report, PDF format)
    http://www.pasty.com/~barbspage/steinbrenner.html ("The Steinbrenner Rescue Mission")