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Theodore Roosevelt (ID 1478)

Call sign (1933):
King - George - Fox - Vice


  • Built in 1906 by the Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, OH for the Indiana Transportation Co. of Chicago, IL
  • Acquired by the Navy in the spring of 1918
  • Struck from the Navy list and sold 1 July 1919 to the Cleveland-Erieau Steamship Co. of Cleveland, OH
  • Sold in 1925 to T.J. McGuire of Duluth, MN
  • Sold in 1926 to the Maritime Securities Co. of Manitowoc, WI
  • Sold in 1927 to the Chicago Roosevelt Steamship Co. of Duluth
  • Sold in 1946 to the Cleveland and Cedar Point Steamship Co. of Duluth
  • Sold in 1947 to the Cleveland and Buffalo Steamship Co. of Cleveland
  • Sold for scrap in 1950 to the Cream City Lumber and Wrecking Co. of Milwaukee, WI.


  • Displacement 1,955 t.
  • Length 287'
    1926 - 275.6'
  • Beam 40'
  • Draft 12' 6"
    1926 - 23.4'
  • Speed 20.8 kts.
  • Complement 81
    1926 - 100
  • Propulsion: Seven single ended boilers, one 5,000hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft
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    Size Image Description Source
    Theodore Roosevelt 71k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Theodore Roosevelt 111k Tied up in a Great Lakes port, prior to World War I
    U.S. Navy photo NH 95825
    Naval Historical Center
    Theodore Roosevelt 155k Crowded with passengers during a pre-World War I excursion on Lake Michigan
    Photographed by George Leusch
    U.S. Navy photo NH 102340
    Theodore Roosevelt 468k Tommy Trampp
    Theodore Roosevelt 302k Post card dated 4 July 1911
    Theodore Roosevelt 129k Post card dated 16 June 1936

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