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S.S. Blue Grass State #2


Gross Tonnage:8,170Net:4,815
Dimensions:459.1 x 63.2 x 28.6 7/8MC Type:C2-S-AJ3
Builder:North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.
Wilmington, NC
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
130
1385
1944
8/44
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screwed ShaftEngine Builder:General Electric Co.
Lynn, MA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GC, PFD, RDRDecks, etc.:3 Decks, Electrically Welded

Began SM Service:1960Ended SM Service:1970

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1944
AKA 64
USS TollandUS Navy
 
 US
1946
 
USS TollandUS Maritime Commission
 
 US
1947
253866
Edgar F. LuckenbachLuckenbach Steamship Co.
New York & Philadelphia, PA
WXBP
New YorkUS
1960
253866
Blue Grass StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
WXBP
New YorkUS
1970
4860-NY
Reliance CordialityReliance Carriers S.A.
c/o Hongkong Maritime Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong
HOHZ
PanamaPanamanian

Events:
8/44: Completed for the US Navy as an attack cargo ship (AKA 64).
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1947: Sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co., renamed EDGAR F. LUCKENBACH.
1960: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed BLUE GRASS STATE.
12/70: Sold to Reliance Carriers S.A., Panama, renamed RELIANCE CORDIALITY.

Disposition DateComments
1971Sold to Taiwan Shipbreakers, arriving at Kaohsiung prior to 5/26/71, having left Karachi 5/3/71. Scrapped 6/71 Kaohsiung.










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