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S.S. Blue Grass State #1


Gross Tonnage:7,247Net:4,389
Dimensions:422.8 x 57.0 x 34.8MC Type:EC2-S-C1
Builder:Houston S.B. Corp.
Houston, TX
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
128
2923
1944
4/44
Engines:T.3 Cy. 24 1/2", 37" & 70' - 48'Engine Builder:Iron Fireman Mfg. Co.
Portland, OR
Navigation:DF, ESDDecks, etc.:2 Decks, Fitted for Oil Fuel, Cruiser Stern

Began SM Service:1947Ended SM Service:1955

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1944
245391
Julius OlsenUS War Shipping Administration
KWTZ
HoustonUSWB
1946
245391
Julius OlsenUS Maritime Commission
KWTZ
HoustonUS
1947
245391
Blue Grass StateStates Marine Corp.
New York
KWTZ
New YorkUS
1955
245391
AuburnAlba Steamship Corp.
New York
KWTZ
New YorkUS
1957
1046
MarshallMarshall Transportation Corp.
c/o Seaways Shipping Corp.
New York
5LKP
MonroviaLiberian
1961
1046
MareileenMarifortuna Nav. SA.
c/o Chandris Ltd.
London
5LKP
MonroviaLiberian

Events:
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1947: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed BLUE GRASS STATE.
1955: Sold to Alba Steamship Corp., renamed AUBURN.
1957: Sold to Marshall Transportation Corp., renamed MARSHALL.
1961: Sold to Marifortuna Nav. SA, renamed MAREILEEN.
1/67: Deck and hull plating cracked due to heavy weather whilst on voyage Vancouver/Ceylon. Put in to Osaka for temporary repairs; later proceeded.
3/67: Sold to Japanese shipbreakers; resold.

Disposition DateComments
1968Sold to Taiwan Shipbreakers for $140,000, arriving Kaohsiung 11/19/68. Scrapped 12/68 Kaohsiung.

The information on this web site is the kind contribution of our Historian, Skip Lewis, 2003. Skip, whose dad sailed for Isthmian, is an avid collector and researcher of everything Isthmian and States Marine. In his quest, he has used many sources and publications including Lloyd's of London and Imperial Steel by John Atherton.

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