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M/V Sunshine State


Gross Tonnage:10,435Net:6,918
Dimensions:508.0 x 68.2 x 31.1MC Type:
Builder:A/B Gotaverken
Goteborg, Sweden
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:


1963
1963
Engines:Oil 2SA 8 Cy. 760 x 1500 mm, 7500 bhpEngine Builder:A/B Gotaverken
Goteborg, Sweden
Navigation:DF, ESD, GC, RDR, RTDecks, etc.:2 Decks, 3rd Deck in Nos. 3 & 4 Holds

Began SM Service:1969Ended SM Service:1972

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1963
 
VikaraSkibs A/S Skagerak
Oslo, Norway
JXUB
OsloNorwegian
1969
520098
Sunshine StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
WEUD
New YorkUS
1972
4057
Oswego TapperOswego Latex Carrier Corp.
c/o Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
New York
5MRY
MonroviaLiberian
1980
4057
Oswego TapperL & C Marine Transport Ltd.
c/o Firestone Natural Rubber & Latex Co.
Akron, Ohio
5MRY
MonroviaLiberian
1980
1061
Union DarwinUnion President's Marine Corp. S.A. (H.K.)
An Hsing Navigation Co., Ltd.
Taipei, Taiwan
H8YH
PanamaPanamanian
1983
1061
RopiHaddock Marine Corp.
 
PanamaPanamanian

Events:
1969: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed SUNSHINE STATE.
1/72: Sold to Oswego Latex Carrier Corp., renamed OSWEGO TAPPER.
1980: Sold to L & C Marine Transport Ltd.
1980: Sold to Union President's Marine Corp. S.A. of Taiwan, renamed UNION DARWIN.
12/83: Sold to Haddock Marine Corp., renamed ROPI.

Disposition DateComments
1984Sold by Haddock Marine Corp. to Taiwan Shipbreakers, arriving Kaohsiung 1/13/84, having borne the name ROPI about 6 weeks. Nan Sin Steel Enterprise Co., Ltd. began work 1/26/84.


Photo courtesy of Phil Stevens 2008 - All rights reserved.



Photo courtesy of Phil Stevens 2008 - All rights reserved.



Photo courtesy of Phil Stevens 2008 - 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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