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S.S. Aloha State


Gross Tonnage:7,870Net:4,580
Dimensions:492.0 x 69.7 x 29.4 7/8MC Type:C3-S-A2
Builder:Western Pipe & Steel Co.
San Francisco, CA
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
84
272
1943
5/29/43
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screwed ShaftEngine Builder:General Electric Co.
Lynn, MA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GC, RDRDecks, etc.:2 Decks & Shelter Deck

Began SM Service:1960Ended SM Service:1971

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1943
243297
Sea SnipeUS War Shipping Administration
KOIQ
San FranciscoUSWB
1946
243297
Sea SnipeUS Maritime Commission
KOIQ
San FranciscoUS
1947
243297
Edward LuckenbachLuckenbach Steamship Co.
New York & Philadelphia, PA
KOIQ
New YorkUS
1960
243297
Aloha StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
KOIQ
New YorkUS
1971
243297
Aloha StateStates Marine International, Inc. (DE)
New York
KOIQ
New YorkUS

Events:
8/8/42: Keel laid.
12/7/42: Launched, sponsored by Mrs. Frank F. Kane.
5/29/43: Delivered and completed conversion to a transport for 2,194 troops and 225,500 cubic feet of cargo at San Francisco for operation under the WSA by American President Lines.
8/13/43: Departed San Francisco on maiden voyage to Australia. She spent time until July 1945 shuttling between the West Coast and points in the South and Western Pacific.
7/45 - 12/45: Carried troops from France and Italy back to the U.S. East Coast.
12/45: Developed serious boiler trouble requiring major overhaul, canceling further European voyages.
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission, operated by Dickman, Wright and Pugh
1947: Sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co., renamed EDWARD LUCKENBACH.
1960: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed ALOHA STATE.
1971: Sold/transferred to States Marine International, Inc., name retained.

Disposition DateComments
1971Sold to Taiwan Shipbreakers, arrived Kaohsiung prior to 8/21/71, having left Surabaja 8/4/71. Scrapped 8/71 Kaohsiung.


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