Erskine M. Phelps

A steel four-masted barque built in 1898 by Arthur Sewall & Co., Bath, ME, at a cost of $140.000.
Dimensions: 95,11×13,76×7,77 meters [312'1"×45'2"×25'6"] and tonnage: 2999 GRT and 2715 NRT. Rigged with sky and royal sails over double top and single topgallant sails.

1898 July 26
Launched at the shipyard of Arthur Sewall & Co., Bath, ME, for their own account. Captain Robert J. Graham.
Is said to have made a day's run of 359 miles.
1913 February 4
Sold to Union Oil Co. of California, Los Angeles, CA, and converted to a schooner rigged tank barge.
Sold to T.A. Hays, San Francisco, CA.
Re-rigged as a four-masted schooner.
1942 November 3
Taken over by the US Navy and designatyed YO-147 and used as a bunker oil depot ship at Manus Island.
1945 December 8
Sunk by the Navy off Manus Island.

Updated 1997-03-02 by Lars Bruzelius.

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