Wednesday, November 14, 2007

W.E. Fitzgerald



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Thanks to The Rock for identifying the ship as the W.E. Fitzgerald. The ship was launched in 1906 and scrapped in 1971. The ship’s namesake, William Fitzgerald, had a son Edmund who also had a ship named for him – the ill-fated Edmund Fitzgerald!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

W.E. Fitzgerald, former self unloader that sailed for the Gartland SS Company.
W.E. Fitzgerald was the father of Edmund Fitzgerald for whom the ill-fated Fitz was named.
the rock

November 15, 2007 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My father in law was a deck hand on this ship around 1961-62. He has been telling stories about his seaman days back when he was around 19 and we looked up this ship. It really brought back memories for him.

May 05, 2009 10:16 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

I have had the life preserver from this ship for the past 30 years and would like additional information and pictures of it. Could anyone please advise? Thanks, Jason

February 01, 2011 10:17 AM  
Anonymous MIKE BLATCHFORD said...

MY NAME IS MIKE BLATCHFORD I SAILED ON THE FRITZ IN 1961 AS A DECK DAYMAN. I WAS ON HER FROM 10/25 TO 12/08. THEM WERE GOOD DAY'S. I AM NOW RETIRED FROM THE AMO,IN 2005. IT WAS A GREAT LIFE NO REGREATS, NOT A ONE.
scotchboiler@comcast.net

May 12, 2011 10:50 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

My great grandafather W.S. MacQueen was the captain of the Fitzgerald from 1928-1943. Heard many stories about it from my grandfather Angus who worked on it a couple summers. Jason can you email me a photo of the life preserver you have off it?
dmac92077@gmail.com
Thanks

December 14, 2011 10:52 PM  
Blogger Erin Henderson said...

I think my Dad may have been on this ship. His name was James "Jim" Gallagher. He was the Captain on the Nicolet. I'm not sure for how long...I have a nice photo of the Nicolet, the W.E. Fitzgerald and the William Irwin. thruthefirepubl@aol.com

May 02, 2014 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found a post card with a picture of this ship my Dads papers. I didn't know them but had a great aunt and uncle working on this ship, according to what is written on it. post marked May 15, 1947. lou49509@gmail.com

October 07, 2016 7:49 PM  

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