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Fenimore (ID 2681)

Destroyed by fire 22 June 1918

Cargo/Passenger Ship:

  • Laid down in 1892 as Frank Jones by Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME for the Boston and Maine Railroad Co.
  • Launched 26 March 1892
  • Delivered 9 August 1892
  • Sold in 1897 to the Portland, Mt. Desert and Machiasport Steamboat Co.
  • Sold in 1905 to the Enterprise Line
  • Sold in 1908 to the New Hudson Line
  • Sold in July 1909 to the Manhattan Line
  • Sold in 1910 to the Capital Line
  • Laid up in 1915 and renamed Fenimore
  • Acquired by the Navy in April 1918 and placed in service the same day
  • Destroyed by fire 22 June 1918 while at anchor in New York, two killed, two wounded.


  • Displacement 1,078 t. (light), 1,634 t.(full)
  • Length 253' 2"
  • Beam 35' 3"
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Propulsion: One 1,200rph reciprocating stream engine, side paddles.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Fenimore 22k Photo courtesy of Edwin L. Dunbaugh from Rusty Robert Hurst
    Fenimore 124k Library of Congress photo from Rusty via
    Fenimore 38k Photo from
    Fenimore 41k c. 1901
    Bar Harbor, ME
    Library of Congress photo from Rusty

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