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S.S. Curaca


Gross Tonnage:3,280Net:1,997
Dimensions:324.0 x 46.2 x 25.0MC Type:USSB EFC Design #1038
Builder:Mobile S.B. Co.
Mobile, AL
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
14

1920
1920
Engines:T.3 Cy. 22", 37 1/2" & 60' - 42'Engine Builder:Ellicott Machine Corp.
Baltimore, MD
Navigation:DFDecks, etc.:1 Deck, Fitted for Oil Fuel

Began SM Service:1945Ended SM Service:1947

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1920
220489
Atlanta of TexasU.S. Shipping Board
MBGW
MobileUS
1929
220489
Nosa QueenNew Orleans & South American Steamship Co.
New Orleans
Subsidiary of W.R. Grace
New York
MBGW
New OrleansUS
1945
220489
CuracaStates Marine Corp.
New York
KDCN
New YorkUS
1947
 
EidsbuSkibs A/S Eid (Rederi-A/S Torvald Klaveness, Mgrs)
Oslo, Norway
LMXE
OsloNorweigan
1950
195
NicaMatteo Scuderi
Catania, Sicily
ICAX
CataniaItalian

Events:
1920: U.S. Shipping Board
1929: Sold to New Orleans & South American Steamship Co., a subsidiary of W.R. Grace, renamed NOSA QUEEN.
1945: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed CURACA.
1947: Sold to Skibs A/S Eid of Norway, renamed EIDSBU.
1950: Sold to Matteo Scuderi of Sicily, renamed NICA.

Disposition DateComments
19574/18: On voyage Pnom-Penh to Rangoon in ballast, abandoned on fire in the Bay of Bengal 200 miles south of Rangoon, following an explosion and fire.

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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