Verona (steamship)

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Name: Verona
Owner: Union Nav. Co.; Kitsap County Trans. Co.
Route: Puget Sound
Completed: 1910, Dockton
Out of service: 1936
Fate: Dismantled.
General characteristics
Length: 112.9 ft (34.4 m)
Beam: 22.8 ft (6.9 m)
Depth: 7.3 ft (2.2 m) depth of hold
Installed power: steam engine
Propulsion: propeller

The steamship Verona was a small steamboat of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet.


Verona was built in 1910 at the Martinolich shipyard at Dockton, Washington. The vessel is best known for an event which occurred on November 5, 1916. The vessel was transporting members of the Industrial Workers of the World to Everett, Washington, in connection with a labor dispute. On arrival in Everett, a shooting broke out which has since become known as the Everett Massacre. In 1923 Verona was owned by the Union Navigation Company, a Poulsbo concern, which in that year sold the vessel to Kitsap County Transportation Co.[1] From 1935 to 1936 Verona was owned by the Puget Sound Navigation Company.[1]


The aging Verona burned after completing its last night run from Bainbridge Island on Jan 10, 1936. Fireboats concentrated on saving nearby steamers.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kline and Bayless, Ferryboats, pages 114 and 350.
  2. ^ Gordon Newell, Maritime events of 1936, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest., p. 449


  • Kline, M.S., and Bayless, G.A., Ferryboats -- A legend on Puget Sound, Bayless Books, Seattle, WA 1983 ISBN 0-914515-00-4
  • Newell, Gordon, Ships of the Inland Sea, Binford and Mort, Portland, OR (2nd Ed. 1960)
  • Tacoma Public Library,