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S.S. Constitution State #1


Gross Tonnage:7,613Net:4,586
Dimensions:455.3 x 62.1 x 28.6 3/4MC Type:VC2-S-AP3
Builder:Oregon S.B. Corp.
Portland, OR
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
1032
116
1944
7/44
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to a Single Screw ShaftEngine Builder:Westinghouse Elec. & Mfg. Co.
Pittsburgh, PA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GYC, RDRDecks, etc.:2 Decks and Shelter Deck, 3rd Deck in Nos. 4 & 5 Holds

Began SM Service:1949Ended SM Service:1969

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1944
245985
Skagway VictoryUS War Shipping Administration
WSBG
Portland, ORUSWB
1946
245985
Skagway VictoryUS Maritime Commission
WSBG
Portland, ORUS
1949
245985
Constitution StateStates Marine Corp. of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
WSBG
WilmingtonUS
1960
245985
Constitution StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
WSBG
New YorkUS
1969
245985
Silver HawkHarry L. Morrow
New York
WSBG
New YorkUS

Events:
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1949: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed CONSTITUTION STATE.
1969: Sold to Harry L. Morrow, renamed SILVER HAWK.

Disposition DateComments
19698/18: Broke adrift in hurricane at Gulfport, Gulf of Mexico and stranded on beach at north end of harbor. Pounded by steamers Hulda (1944/9,810 grt) and Alamo Victory, also washed ashore. Severe hull and machinery damage and flooded. Left high and dry when floods subsided, CTL.
4/70: Sold "as lies" on beach to Coast Metal Processors to be broken up for them by P. & W. Industries, Covington; subsequently scrapped.

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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