SS Wexford

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Name: SS Wexford
Operator: R.M. Hudson & Son (1883-1898)
N. Dubuisson (1898-1903)
Western Steamship Company (1903-1913)
Builder: Doxford, Williams & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland
Yard number: 00145
Completed: 1883
Fate: foundered on November 9, 1913
General characteristics
Tonnage: 2,077 (gross)
1,354 (net)
Length: 250 ft (76 m)
Beam: 40 ft (12 m)
Draught: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Crew: 17 - 24

The SS Wexford was a steel hulled, propeller driven bulk freighter built by Doxford, Williams & Sons, Ltd. at Sunderland, Great Britain in 1883. The official number for the Wexford was 87342 with the hull number 00145. The ship was lost on Lake Huron with all hands on November 9, 1913 during the Great Lakes storm of 1913. Sources cite conflicting numbers for crew lost with 17 to 24 crew being listed.[citation needed] Her cargo at the time of loss was steel rails. The wreck was discovered August 25, 2000 sitting intact and upright in 75 feet of water on the lake bottom.


The Wexford was owned by a number of parties during her service life. The Wexford was renamed the SS Elise from 1898-1903. She was renamed the Wexford in 1903.

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