Joseph G. Hitner

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Joseph G. Hitner (born 1862, date of death unknown) owned an iron works in Philadelphia.

He purchased many United States Navy ships in the early 1900s, converting some of them to merchant ships and scrapping others. He is listed as a member of the firm of Henry A. Hitner and Sons of Philadelphia in 1904, which received ships for scrap, and was probably a relative of Henry A. Hitner.[1]


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.