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S.S. Volunteer State #1


Gross Tonnage:7,216Net:4,382
Dimensions:422.8 x 57.0 x 34.8MC Type:EC2-S-C1
Builder:Permanente Metals Corp.
(Shipyard No. 2)
Richmond, CA
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
2689
2689
1944
6/44
Engines:T.3 Cy. 24 1/2", 37" & 70' - 48'Engine Builder:Joshua Hendy Iron Works
Sunnyvale, CA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GYCDecks, 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
1944
245880
Samuel L. CobbUS War Shipping Administration
WOQO
San FranciscoUSWB
1946
245880
Samuel L. CobbUS Maritime Commission
WOQO
San FranciscoUS
1946
245880
Volunteer StateStates Marine Corp.
New York
WOQO
New YorkUS
1947
245880
Volunteer StateStates Marine Corp. of Delaware
New York
WOQO
New YorkUS
1955
245880
FortunaAlaska Steam Ship Co.
Seattle, WA
WOQO
SeattleUS

Events:
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1946: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed VOLUNTEER STATE.
1955: Sold to Alaska Steam Ship Co., renamed FORTUNA.
4/19/71: Deck plating cracked in heavy seas in Gulf of Alaska, on voyage Seattle/Kodiak with military cargo. Turned back to Hoonah, thence returned to Seattle. Repairs uneconomic; sold.

Disposition DateComments
1971Sold by Alaska SS Co. to Taiwan Shipbreakers having left Seattle 9/22/71 in tow, arriving Kaohsiung prior to 10/21/71. Sold to Ta Keun Steel & Iron Co who commenced demolition 12/1/71. Scrapped 12/71 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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