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S.S. Gopher State


Gross Tonnage:7,870Net:4,601
Dimensions:492.0 x 69.7 x 29.5MC Type:C3-S-A2
Builder:Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
Pascagoula, MS
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
403
859
1944
4/28/44
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screwed ShaftEngine Builder:Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.
Pittsburgh, PA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GC, RDR, RTDecks, etc.:2 Decks & Open Shelter Deck

Began SM Service:1960Ended SM Service:1973

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1944
244979
Sea PerchUS War Shipping Administration
KVUX
New OrleansUSWB
1946
244979
Sea PerchUS Maritime Commission
KVUX
New OrleansUS
1947
244979
Matthew LuckenbachLuckenbach Steamship Co.
New York & Philadelphia, PA
KVUX
New YorkUS
1960
244979
Gopher StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
KVUX
New YorkUS
1972
244979
Gopher StateStates Marine International, Inc. (DE)
New York
KVUX
New YorkUS

Events:
5/20/43: Keel laid.
10/29/43: Launched, sponsered by Mrs Alfred C. Leigh, wife of the senior naval architect at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
4/28/44: Completed conversion to a transport (2,056 troops) by builders for WSA.
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1947: Sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co., renamed MATTHEW LUCKENBACH.
1960: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed GOPHER STATE.
1972: Sold/transferred to States Marine International, Inc., name retained.

Disposition DateComments
1973Sold to I. Chon Steel & Iron Works, having left Chalna 5/20/73, arriving Kaohsiung about 6/1/73. Scrapped 6/73 Kaohsiung.

Photo courtesy of Skip Lewis 2003 - All rights reserved.


S.S. Sea Perch

Launching
29 October 1943

Later, the S.S. Gopher State.


Photo courtesy of Skip Lewis 2003 - All rights reserved.


S.S. Sea Perch

Launching
29 October 1943

Later, the S.S. Gopher State.


Photo courtesy of Skip Lewis 2003 - All rights reserved.


S.S. Sea Perch

Launching
29 October 1943

Later, the S.S. Gopher State.


Photo courtesy of Skip Lewis 2003 - All rights reserved.


S.S. Sea Perch

Launching
29 October 1943

Later, the S.S. Gopher State.


Photo courtesy of Skip Lewis 2003 - All rights reserved.


S.S. Sea Perch

Launching
29 October 1943

Later, the S.S. Gopher State.



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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