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Aloha State

S.S. Aloha State

Built by:
Western Pipe & Steel Co.
San Francisco, CA
1943

States Marine service: 1960-1971

Scrapped: 1971

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Atlantic Trader

S.S. Atlantic Trader

Built by:
Great Lakes Engine Works
Ashtabula, OH
1918

States Marine service: 1941-1947

Scrapped: 1961

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Badger State Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Badger State

Four World War II Battle Stars.

Built by:
North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.
Wilmington, NC
1944

States Marine service: 1960-1970

Lost at sea: 1970

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Bay State

S.S. Bay State

One World War II Battle Star.

Built by:
North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.
Wilmington, NC
1944

States Marine service: 1960-1970

Scrapped: 1970

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Bayou State Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Bayou State

One World War II Battle Star.

Built by:
North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.
Wilmington, NC
1944

States Marine service: 1960-1970

Scrapped: 1970

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Beaver State Photo courtesy of John F. Neal © 2005 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Beaver State

Built by:
Oregon Shipbuilding Corp.
Portland, OR
1944

States Marine service: 1949-1968

Scrapped: 1971

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Blue Grass State #1 Photo courtesy of Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus © 2007 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Blue Grass State #1

As the:
S.S. Mareileen

Built by:
Houston Shipbuilding Corp.
Houston, TX
1944

States Marine service: 1947-1955

Scrapped: 1968

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Blue Grass State #2 Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Blue Grass State #2

As the:
S.S. Reliance Cordiality 1971

Two World War II Battle Stars.

Built by:
North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.
Wilmington, NC
1944

States Marine service: 1960-1970

Scrapped: 1971

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Buckeye State #1 Photo courtesy of Jim Schonberg © 2011 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Buckeye State #1

As the:
S.S. Reliance Equality

Built by:
Oregon Shipbuilding Corp.
Portland, OR
1945

States Marine service: 1949-1960

Scrapped: 1971

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Buckeye State #2 Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Buckeye State #2

Built by:
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
Pascagoula, MS
1943

States Marine service: 1960-1973

Scrapped: 1973

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Carrollton Photo courtesy of Roy Reynolds and family © 2009 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Carrollton

As the:
S.S. Marquette & Bessemer No.1
Erieau, Ontario, Canada.

Built by:
Buffalo Dry Dock Co.
Buffalo, NY
1903

States Marine service: 1937-1957

Scrapped: 1961

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Chipana

S.S. Chipana

As the:
S.S. Oklahoma City
19 June 1920

Built by:
Mobile Shipbuilding Co.
Mobile, AL
1920

States Marine service: 1945-1947

Scrapped: 1959

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Constitution State #1 Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Constitution State #1

Built by:
Oregon Shipbuilding Corp.
Portland, OR
1944

States Marine service: 1949-1969

Driven ashore by hurricane Camille, 1969. Sold "as lies" on the beach, to be scrapped.

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Constitution State #2

S.S. Constitution State #2

Five World War II Battle Stars.

Built by:
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
Pascagoula, MS
1943

Isthmian service: 1947-1969
as the S.S. Steel Recorder

States Marine service: 1969-1971

Scrapped: 1971

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Copper State Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Copper State

Built by:
Western Pipe & Steel Co.
San Francisco, CA
1943

States Marine service: 1960-1973

Scrapped: 1973

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Cotton State #1

S.S. Cotton State #1

Built by:
Consolidated Steel Corp. Ltd.
Wilmington, CA
1946

States Marine service: 1946-1956

Scrapped: 1969

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Cotton State #2 Photo courtesy of David A. Dent © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Cotton State #2

Anchored at Inchon.

Built by:
Bethelem Fairfield Shipyard, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
1945

States Marine service: 1957-1970

Scrapped: 1970

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Curaca

S.S. Curaca

Built by:
Mobile Shipbuilding Co.
Mobile, AL
1920

States Marine service: 1945-1947

Abandoned at sea following an explosion and fire, 1957.

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Empire State Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Empire State

Built by:
Moore Dry Dock Co.
Oakland, CA
1945

States Marine service: 1946-1960

Scrapped: 1971

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Evergreen State #1 Photo courtesy of Chuck Durand © 2009 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Evergreen State #1

Built by:
Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corp.
Houston, TX
1944

States Marine service: 1947-1955

Scrapped: 1967

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Evergreen State #2

S.S. Evergreen State #2

As the:
U.S.S. Lamar (APA-47)
9 November 1943
Five World War II Battle Stars.

Built by:
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
Pascagoula, MS
1943

States Marine service: 1960-1962

Scrapped: 1971

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Garden State #1 Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Garden State #1

As the:
S.S. Margarett Brown

Built by:
Consolidated Steel Corp. Ltd.
Wilmington, CA
1946

States Marine service: 1946-1957

Scrapped: 1972

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Garden State #2 Photo courtesy of Chas B. © 2006 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Garden State #2

Docked at Southampton.

Built by:
Oregon Shipbuilding Corp.
Portland, OR
1945

States Marine service: 1949-1960

Scrapped: 1971

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Golden State #1 Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Golden State #1

As the:
S.S. Lucile Bloomfield

Built by:
Consolidated Steel Corp. Ltd.
Wilmington, CA
1946

States Marine service: 1946-1956

Scrapped: 1972

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Golden State #2 Photo courtesy of Ray Cocchi © 2006 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Golden State #2

Loading lumber at Port Angeles, WA
Summer 1965

Built by:
Permanente Metals Corp.
Richmond, CA
1944

States Marine service: 1956-1970

Scrapped: 1970

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Gopher State Photo courtesy of Skip Lewis © 2003 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Gopher State

As the:
S.S. Sea Perch at launch
29 October 1943

Built by:
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
Pascagoula, MS
1944

States Marine service: 1960-1973

Scrapped: 1973

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Green Mountain Photo courtesy of Osman Ondes © 2016 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Green Mountain

As the:
S.S. Demirhan

Built by:
American International Shipbuilding Corp.
Hog Island, PA
1919

States Marine service: 1941-1947

Scrapped: 1954

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Green Mountain State Photo courtesy of Chas B. © 2011 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Green Mountain State

Built by:
California Shipbuilding Corp.
Los Angeles, CA
1945

States Marine service: 1949-1970

Scrapped: 1971

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Hoosier Photo courtesy of www.uboat.net © 2010 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Hoosier

As the:
S.S. Black Eagle

Built by:
American International Shipbuilding Corp.
Hog Island, PA
1920

States Marine service: 1941-1942

Sunk by German bombers and a torpedo from U-376, 1942.

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Hoosier State #1

S.S. Hoosier State #1

Built by:
St. Johns River Shipbuilding Co.
Jacksonville, FL
1944

States Marine service: 1946-1955

Scrapped: 1969

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Hoosier State #2 Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Hoosier State #2

Built by:
Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
Chester, PA
1945

States Marine service: 1955-1960

Scrapped: 1971

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Keystone

S.S. Keystone

Built by:
Northwest Steel Co.
Portland, OR
1919

States Marine service: 1941-1943

Torpedoed and sunk by U-172, 1943.

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Keystone State #1 Photo courtesy of Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus © 2007 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Keystone State #1

As the:
S.S. Alexander S.M.
Leaving Bremen, Sept 1961

Built by:
Bethelem Fairfield Shipyard, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
1944

States Marine service: 1946-1955

Aground and abandoned near North Sarawak, Maylaysia, 1967.

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Keystone State #2 Photo courtesy of Capt. Gene Harrower © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Keystone State #2

Off Terminal #4, Portland, OR
30 September 1970

Built by:
Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
Chester, PA
1945

States Marine service: 1955-1972

Scrapped: 1972

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Lone Star

S.S. Lone Star

Built by:
American International Shipbuilding Corp.
Hog Island, PA
1919

States Marine service: 1940-1947

Scrapped: 1953

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Lone Star State #1 All rights reserved.

S.S. Lone Star State #1

As the:
S.S. Ridgefield

Built by:
New England Shipbuilding Corp.
Portland, ME
1945

States Marine service: 1947-1955

Aground on east end of Grand Cayman, broke in two, total loss, 1962.

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Lone Star State #2 Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Lone Star State #2

Built by:
Western Pipe & Steel Co.
San Francisco, CA
1943

States Marine service: 1955-1970

Scrapped: 1970

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Magnolia State #1 Photo courtesy of Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus © 2011 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Magnolia State #1

As the:
S.S. Neva West

Built by:
Consolidated Steel Corp. Ltd.
Wilmington, CA
1946

States Marine service: 1946-1957

Scrapped: 1978

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Magnolia State #2

S.S. Magnolia State #2

Built by:
Permanente Metals Corp.
Richmond, CA
1945

States Marine service: 1957-1970

Scrapped: 1970

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North Star State Photo courtesy of Erdem Yurtseven (teyurtseven.org) © 2007 - All rights reserved.

S.S. North Star State

As the:
S.S. Mormacmail
NYC, 1967

Built by:
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
Pascagoula, MS
1946

States Marine service: 1970-1971

Scrapped: 1971

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Old Dominion State #1

S.S. Old Dominion State #1

Built by:
Bethelem Fairfield Shipyard, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
1944

States Marine service: 1946-1954

Scrapped: 1969

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Old Dominion State #2

M/V Old Dominion State #2

Built by:
A/S Bergens MV
Bergens, Norway
1963

States Marine service: 1968-1972

Scrapped: 1985

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Palmetto State #1 Photo courtesy of Frank A. Gerhardt © 2011 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Palmetto State #1

Built by:
Southeastern Shipbuilding Corp.
Savannah, GA
1945

States Marine service: 1946-1955

Scrapped: 1970

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Palmetto State #2

S.S. Palmetto State #2

Built by:
Permanente Metals Corp.
Richmond, CA
1945

States Marine service: 1957-1970

Scrapped: 1971

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Peach Tree State

S.S. Peach Tree State

Built by:
New England Shipbuilding Corp.
Portland, ME
1945

States Marine service: 1947-1955

Scrapped: 1968

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Pelican State Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth © 2004 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Pelican State

Built by:
Oregon S.B. Corp.
Portland, OR
1944

States Marine service: 1949-1970

Scrapped: 1971

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Pine Tree State Photo courtesy of ussdupage.org © 2007 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Pine Tree State

As the:
USS DuPage (APA-41)
San Francisco, 11 May 1945
Six World War II Battle Stars.

Built by:
Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
Pascagoula, MS
1942

States Marine service: 1967-1973

Scrapped: 1973

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Savannah

N.S. Savannah

Nuclear Ship, cargo

Built by:
New York Shipbuilding Co.
Camden, NJ
1958

States Marine service: 1962-1963

The Savannah is laid up at:
Canton Marine Terminal - Pier 13
4601 Newgate Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224

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Sooner State

S.S. Sooner State

Built by:
Moore Dry Dock Co.
Oakland, CA
1945

States Marine service: 1960-1970

Scrapped: 1971

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Sunshine State Photo courtesy of Phil Stevens © 2007 - All rights reserved.

M/V Sunshine State

When it was newly acquired. You can still see the ghost of its previous name, Vikara.

Built by:
A/B Gotaverken
Goteborg, Sweden
1963

States Marine service: 1969-1972

Scrapped: 1984

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Volunteer State #1

S.S. Volunteer State #1

Built by:
Permanente Metals Corp.
Richmond, CA
1944

States Marine service: 1946-1955

Scrapped: 1971

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Volunteer State #2 All rights reserved.

S.S. Volunteer State #2

Built by:
Permanente Metals Corp.
Richmond, CA
1945

States Marine service: 1957-1970

Scrapped: 1971

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Wolverine

S.S. Wolverine

Built by:
American International Shipbuilding Corp.
Hog Island, PA
1919

States Marine service: 1940-1947

Scrapped: 1953

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Wolverine State #1

S.S. Wolverine State #1

Built by:
New England Shipbuilding Corp.
Portland, ME
1944

States Marine service: 1947-1954

Loaded with 7,348 tons of obsolete ammunition and other assorted cargo. Towed to a deep water dumping site off the coast of New Jersey and scuttled on 17 September 1964, by the U.S. Navy.

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Wolverine State #2 Photo courtesy of Chas B. © 2010 - All rights reserved.

S.S. Wolverine State #2

Built by:
Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
Chester, PA
1945

States Marine service: 1955-1971

Scrapped: 1971

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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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