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S.S. Buckeye State #2


Gross Tonnage:7,868Net:4,657
Dimensions:492.0 x 69.7 x 29.5MC Type:C3-S-A2
Builder:Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
Pascagoula, MS
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
334
429
1943
12/05/43
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screwed ShaftEngine Builder:Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.
Pittsburgh, PA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GC, RDR, RTDecks, etc.:2 Decks & Open Shelter Deck

Began SM Service:1960Ended SM Service:1973

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1943
244577
Sea Star (II)US War Shipping Administration
KURW
New OrleansUSWB
1946
244577
Sea Star (II)US Maritime Commission
KURW
New YorkUS
1949
244577
George LuckenbachLuckenbach Steamship Co.
New York & Philadelphia, PA
KURW
New YorkUS
1960
244577
Buckeye StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
KURW
New YorkUS

Events:
2/4/43: Keel laid.
7/17/43: Launched.
12/05/43: Completed conversion to a transport (2,108 troops) by builders for operation by the WSA.
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1949: Sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co., renamed GEORGE LUCKENBACH.
1960: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed BUCKEYE STATE.

Disposition DateComments
1973Sold to Yung Tai Steel & Iron Works Ltd, having arrived Kaohsiung 8/10/73, who began work 9/5/73. Scrapped 9/73 Kaohsiung.

















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