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S.S. Volunteer State #2


Gross Tonnage:7,689Net:4,615
Dimensions:455.3 x 62.1 x 28.6 3/4MC Type:VC2-S-AP2
Builder:Permanente Metals Corp. (Shipyard No. 1)
Richmond, CA
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
596
596
1945
5/45
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to a Single Screw ShaftEngine Builder:Westinghouse Elec. & Mfg. Co.
Pittsburgh, PA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GYC, RDR, RTDecks, etc.:3 Decks, Electrically Welded

Began SM Service:1957Ended SM Service:1970

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1945
247792
St. John's VictoryUS War Shipping Administration
ANVT
San FranciscoUSWB
1946
247792
St. John's VictoryUS Maritime Commission
ANVT
San FranciscoUS
1951
247792
Genevieve PeterkinBloomfield Steamship Co.
Houston, TX
KPNX
HoustonUS
1957
247792
Alice BrownBloomfield Steamship Co.
Houston, TX
KPNX
HoustonUS
1957
247792
Volunteer StateStates Marine Corp. of Delaware
New York
KPNX
New YorkUS
1960
247792
Volunteer StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
KPNX
New YorkUS
1970
4767-NY
Reliance FraternityReliance Carriers S.A.
c/o Hongkong Maritime Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong
HOHS
PanamaPanamanian

Events:
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1951: Sold to Bloomfield Steamship Co., renamed GENEVIEVE PETERKIN.
1957: Renamed ALICE BROWN.
1957: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed VOLUNTEER STATE.
1970: Sold to Reliance Carriers S.A. of Panama, renamed RELIANCE FRATERNITY.

Disposition DateComments
1971Scrapped 4/71 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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