Launch of the collier S/S Franklin in the year of 1915.
She was 395 feet over all, 55 feet beam, and 34 feet 6 inches deep.
Sister vessel, the Plymouth
Launched at Camden N.J. USA for Coastwise Transportation Company of Boston.
Built by the New York Shipbuilding Company in 1915.
From a magazine in m
Seen here laid up at Princes Wharf no 4 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
The Australian Government decided to only fund one research vessel and CSIRO decided to refit the larger and older Southern Surveyor as the National Marine Research Vessel. During the Franklins lay up she had a few short chart