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S.S. Palmetto State #1


Gross Tonnage:7,207Net:4,415
Dimensions:422.8 x 57.0 x 34.8MC Type:EC2-S-C1
Builder:Southeastern S.B. Corp.
Savannah, GA
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
87
2897
1945
2/45
Engines:T.3 Cy. 24 1/2", 37" & 70' - 48'Engine Builder:General Machinery Corp.
Hamilton, Ontario
Navigation:DF, ESD, GYC, RADARDecks, etc.:2 Decks, Fitted for Oil Fuel, Cruiser Stern

Began SM Service:1946Ended SM Service:1955

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1945
247261
Arlie ClarkUS War Shipping Administration
ANIF
SavannahUSWB
1946
247261
Arlie ClarkUS Maritime Commission
ANIF
SavannahUS
1946
247261
Palmetto StateStates Marine Corp.
New York
ANIF
New YorkUS
1947
247261
Palmetto StateStates Marine Corp. of Delaware
New York
ANIF
WilmingtonUS
1950
247261
Palmetto StateStates Marine Corp. of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
ANIF
WilmingtonUS
1955
247261
FlomarBethelem Steel Corp.
Calmar Steamship Corp.
New York
KQKS
WilmingtonUS
1964
247261
FlomarU.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, DC
KQKS
WilmingtonUS

Events:
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1946: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed PALMETTO STATE.
1955: Sold to Calmar Steamship Corp., a division of Bethelem Steel, renamed FLOMAR.
1964: Returned to U.S. Government under Ship Exchange Act with five other Liberty Ships in exchange for six C4 type vessels. Laid up at Reserve Fleet Site 2, James River near Newport News.

Disposition DateComments
1970Sold by U.S. Department of Commerce to Eckhardt & Co., West Germany, and resold to Spanish Shipbreakers. Arrived Santander in tow 7/31/70. Scrapped 9/70 Santander.




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