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S.S. Copper State


Gross Tonnage:7,838Net:4,563
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:
91
279
1943
11/30/43
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:1973

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1943
244137
Sea DevilUS War Shipping Administration
KYHX
San FranciscoUSWB
1946
244137
Sea DevilUS Maritime Commission
KYHX
San FranciscoUS
1949
244137
Harry LuckenbachLuckenbach Steamship Co.
New York & Philadelphia, PA
KYHX
New YorkUS
1960
244137
Copper StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
KYHX
New YorkUS
1972
244137
Copper StateStates Marine International, Inc. (DE)
New York
KYHX
New YorkUS

Events:
2/18/43: Keel laid.
5/23/43: Launched, sponsored by Mrs. Maxwell McNutt.
11/30/43: Delivered; completed conversion to a transport, 2,101 troops and 250,000 cubic feet of cargo by builders for operation by the American Hawaiian Steamship Co. under the WSA.
12/43 - 1/46: Ship sailed between San Francisco and many ports in the South and Western Pacific.
2/46: Carried 2,040 POWs from Seattle, returning them to Europe, continuing in service between New York and Le Havre until June 1946 when troop carrying duty ended.
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1949: Sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co., renamed HARRY LUCKENBACH.
1960: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed COPPER STATE.
1972: Sold/transferred to States Marine International, Inc., name retained.

Disposition DateComments
1973Sold to Yung Tai Steel & Iron Works, having arrived Kaohsiung 4/25/73, who began demolition 4/30/73. Scrapped 4/73 Kaohsiung.





Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth 2004 - All rights reserved.


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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