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S.S. Pine Tree State


Gross Tonnage:7,950Net:4,671
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:
326
389
1942
12/19/42
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:1967Ended SM Service:1973

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1942
AP 86
SS Sea HoundUS Maritime Commission
 
 US
1943
APA 41
USS Du PageUS Navy
 
 US
1946
 
USS Du PageUS Maritime Commission
 
 US
1947
252346
P & T PathfinderPope & Talbot, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
KSLD
San FranciscoUS
1957
252346
MormacsunMoore-McCormack Lines
New York
KSLD
San FranciscoUS
1963
252346
MormacportMoore-McCormack Lines
New York
KSLD
San FranciscoUS
1964
252346
Green PortCentral Gulf Steamship Corp.
New Orleans, LA
KSLD
New OrleansUS
1967
252346
Pine Tree StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
KSLD
New YorkUS
1972
252346
Pine Tree StateStates Marine International, Inc. (DE)
New York
KSLD
New YorkUS

Events:
3/20/42: Keel laid as SEA HOUND (II).
12/19/42: Launched.
2/28/43: Taken over by the US Navy for completion as a transport (AP 86), but completed as an attack transport (APA 41).
1/45: Under command of Capt. George W. Wauchope, former Superintendent of the Maritime Service School at Sheepshead Bay, this vessel was attacked by Kamikaze, wounding 157 and killing 35. The resulting fire was extinguished in 17 minutes. The ship was awarded 6 battle stars for its WWII service. See much more information, including crew member photos, at The USS DuPage Association web site.
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1947: Sold to Pope & Talbot, Inc., renamed P & T PATHFINDER.
1957: Sold to Moore-McCormick Lines, renamed MORMACSUN.
1963: Renamed MORMACPORT.
1964: Sold to Central Gulf Steamship Corp., renamed GREEN PORT.
1967: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed PINE TREE STATE.
1972: Sold/transferred to States Marine International, Inc., name retained.


Disposition DateComments
1973Sold to Li Chong Steel & Iron Works Co., Ltd., arriving Kaohsiung prior to 5/8/73, leaving Kure 4/24/73 for Okinawa en route. Scrapped 5/73 Kaohsiung.







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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