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Henry E. Gillen (ID 1789)


  • Built in 1915 by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ashtabula, OH for Henry E. Gillen of Milwaukee, WI
  • Launched 14 April 1915
  • Acquired in 1916 by Coastwise Transportation Co. of Boston, MA
  • Inspected by the Navy in 1917 and assigned identification number ID-1789 but was not taken over
  • Acquired in 1922 Fitz Simons and Connell Dredge and Dock Co. of Chicago, IL and renamed Lasalle
  • Renamed John J. Roche in 1940
  • Acquired in 1955 by Merritt, Chapman and Scott Corp. of Chicago
  • Acquired in 1959 by Bultema Dock and Dredge Co. of Muskegon, MI and renamed Barney Nelson
  • Acquired in 1965 by George Kingshott of New Buffalo, MI and renamed Gayle K.
  • Acquired in 1970 by Floyd Crocker of Belmont, MI
  • Acquired in 1971 by Crocker Engineering, Inc. of Belmont and renamed Raven
  • Scrapped in December 1979.


  • Displacement 96 t.
  • Length 85'
  • Beam 20'
  • Draft 12'
  • Complement: Four
  • Propulsion: One 400ihp steam engine (converted to diesel in 1965), one shaft.
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    Henry E. Gillen
    Henry E. Gillen 74k Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Barney Nelson
    Henry E. Gillen 157k Joe Radigan
    Photo added 25 March 2020

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