SS William B. Davock

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Name: William B. Davock
Operator: Interlake Steamship Company
Builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works
St. Clair, Michigan
Completed: 1907
Fate: Foundered off Little Sable Point Light in eastern Lake Michigan, November 11, 1940
General characteristics
Length: 420 ft (130 m)
Beam: 52 ft (16 m)
Crew: 32

The SS William B. Davock was a lake freighter that was part of the fleet of the Interlake Steamship Company. She was built in 1907 and sank with all hands in Lake Michigan during the Armistice Day Storm on November 11, 1940. She was carrying a cargo of coal from Erie, Pennsylvania to South Chicago. 32 persons were killed in the disaster.[1]

The Davock today

The sunken hull of the Davock was discovered in May 1972, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off Little Sable Point Light, not far from the wreck of the SS Anna C. Minch, which went down in the same storm. The light is located south of Pentwater, Michigan.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dwight Boyer (1974). Strange Adventures of the Great Lakes. LOC #74-7771.