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S.S. Sooner State


Gross Tonnage:8,292Net:4,891
Dimensions:459.6 x 63.1 x 27.7 1/4MC Type:C2-S1-B1
Builder:Moore D.D. Co.
Oakland, CA
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
285
1198
1945
1/45
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screw ShaftEngine Builder:General Electric Co.
Lynn, MA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GYCDecks, etc.:3 Decks, Fitted for Oil Fuel, Cruiser Stern

Began SM Service:1960Ended SM Service:1970

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1945
247139
Wild HunterUS War Shipping Administration
ANJM
San FranciscoUSWB
1946
247139
Wild HunterUS Maritime Commission
ANJM
San FranciscoUS
1947
247139
OregonPacific-Atlantic Steamship Co.
Vancouver, WA
ANJM
Tacoma, WAUS
1957
247139
Santa VictoriaGrace Lines, Inc.
New York
KQJC
New YorkUS
1960
247139
Sooner StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
KQJC
New YorkUS
1970
4822-NY
Reliance DignityReliance Carriers S.A.
c/o Hongkong Maritime Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong
HPLP
PanamaPanamanian

Events:
Laid down as Expounder.
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1947: Sold to Pacific-Atlantic Steamship Co., renamed OREGON.
1957: Sold to Grace Lines, Inc., renamed SANTA VICTORIA.
1960: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed SOONER STATE.
12/70: Sold to Reliance Carriers S.A. of Panama; renamed RELIANCE DIGNITY.

Disposition DateComments
1971Sold to Taiwan Shipbreakers, arriving Kaohsiung 4/8/71. Scrapped 4/71 Kaohsiung.


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