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S.S. Cotton State #1


Gross Tonnage:6,103Net:3,515
Dimensions:441.1 x 63.1 x 38.3MC Type:C2-S-B1
Builder:Consolidated Steel Corp. Ltd.
Wilmington, CA
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
1358
2817
1946
2/46
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screw ShaftEngine Builder:General Electric Co.
Lynn, MA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GYCDecks, etc.:3 Decks, Fitted for Oil Fuel, Cruiser Stern

Began SM Service:1946Ended SM Service:1956

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1946
249027
Messenger (II)US War Shipping Administration
AOPH
Los AngelesUSWB
1946
249027
Messenger (II)US Maritime Commission
AOPH
Los AngelesUS
1946
249027
Cotton StateStates Marine Corp.
New York
AOPH
New YorkUS
1947
249027
Cotton StateStates Marine Corp. of Delaware
New York
AOPH
WilmingtonUS
1950
249027
Cotton StateStates Marine Corp. of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
AOPH
WilmingtonUS
1956
249027
Alice BrownBloomfield Steamship Co.
Houston, TX
KFQP
HoustonUS
1968
249027
MauryCrest Overseas Shipping Co.Inc.
c/o Management & Shipping Transport Inc.
New York
KFQP
New YorkUS

Events:
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1946: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed COTTON STATE.
1956: Sold to Bloomfield Steamship Co., renamed ALICE BROWN.
2/68: Sold to Crest Overseas Shipping Co. Inc., renamed MAURY.
2/3/69: Grounded at Phan Rang Bay, Vietnam. Refloated with extensive bottom damage. Repairs deferred, the vessel returning to San Francisco where she loaded a final cargo before sailing for Da Nang where she was sold to Taiwan shipbreakers.

Disposition DateComments
1969Sold through Jacques Pierot Jr. & Sons to Taiwan Shipbreakers, arriving Kaohsiung prior to 7/11/69, having left Danang 6/28/69. Scrapped 9/69 Kaohsiung.


Photo courtesy of Frank A. Gerhardt 2011 - All rights reserved.



Photo courtesy of Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus 2011 - All rights reserved.

as the Alice Brown
on the Weser River, circa 1957



Photo courtesy of Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus 2011 - All rights reserved.

as the Alice Brown
Bremen, April 1961



Photo courtesy of Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus 2011 - All rights reserved.

as the Alice Brown
on the Weser River, December 1961


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