|Dimensions:||438.9 x 63.1 x 27.7||MC Type:||C2-S-B1|
|Builder:||Consolidated Steel Corp. Ltd.|
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|Engines:||2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screw Shaft||Engine Builder:||General Electric Co.|
|Navigation:||DF, ESD, GYC||Decks, etc.:||2 Decks & Shelter Deck, Fitted for Oil Fuel, Cruiser Stern|
|Began SM Service:||1946||Ended SM Service:||1957|
----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
|Ocean Rover||US Maritime Commission|
|Garden State||States Marine Corp.|
|Margarett Brown||Bloomfield Steamship Co.|
|Da Gama||Crest Overseas Shipping Co., Inc.|
1946: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed GARDEN STATE.
1957: Sold to Bloomfield Steamship Co., renamed MARGARETT BROWN.
1968: Sold to Crest Overseas Shipping Co., renamed DA GAMA.
1/71: Disabled with machinery trouble 1,000 miles from Honolulu. Sistership ERICSON stood by for 9 days until tug SEALION had vessel in tow for Honolulu. Repaired, she sailed for Chittagong, voyage Seattle - Pakistan with wheat, but was abandoned by the crew in February when anchored at Manila, alleging they had not been paid. Six months later the ship became the object of a four corner dispute involving the crew, the U.S., the Phillipine and Pakistan governments. This dispute arose when the Phillipine govenment arrested the vessel for non-payment of docking fees, a court case pending for recovery of the crew's wages, the Pakistan government claiming ownership of the cargo and the U.S. government claiming back taxes on the ship. In September 1971 the port authorities took possession of the ship, claiming she was a navigational hazard, and 8 months later she was still in custody due to court attachment orders. In October 1972, the vessel was sold at public auction in Manila, going first to a local purchaser and later to shipbreakers at Iligan Bay.
|1972||Sold by Crest Overseas Shipping Co., Inc., USA to Phillipine Shipbreakers at Iligan where she arrived during 10/73, having been laid up in Manila Bay since 2/71. Scrapped 11/72 Iligan Bay, Phillipines.|