Re: GRAL BARHONA / HARSTEELE
Posted by: airintel
Date: November 19, 2018 02:40PM
Thanks very much gentlemen, that helps immensely.
Cannot find Eugenia in MVUS 1896, 1897 or 1898, or in any Lloyd's Yacht Register. Boston Herald, 14 February 1897 reports:
he new steam yacht Eugenia, designed abroad and built on the Clyde to the order of Mr. J. Gardner Cassatt of Philadelphia, underwent her trail trip on the Firth of Forth recently. . .She left immediately after her trail for the Mediterranean, where she will cruise a few months, and will start for New York about the first of May.
Eugenia appears to have arrived in New York at the end of May. I cannot account for her not having a US number.
GENERAL BARAHONA was brought to Mobile, Alabama for repairs in July 1912, and to New Orleans in early February 1916.Here she was left as you describe and sold to J.H.W. Steele of Galveston on 26 August 1916 (the application for registry was dated 29 June under the name of Jefferson Davis Hardin. Jr.). She departed on her first voyage as HARSTEELE 09 September, towing a barge from Galveston to Tampico.
he Navy designated her SP-880 in 1917, but appears to have not taken her into service.
Converted from steam to oil burning at Henderson Shipbuilding in Mobile in spring 1918.[American Marine Engineer, April 1918 p.23]
Went to Mexican flag 30 September 1919, but 1920 Johnson's Marine Directory shows her owned by Island Oil & Transportation Co., New York City. 1919 ABS Record gives same owner, homeport New Orleans.
1930 LR lists her owner as Cia. de Trasportes Island SA,
homeport Tampico, obviously same company. Any idea of final fate?
Thanks again, will make sure Navsource entry for Siren is corrected.