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S.S. Bayou State


Gross Tonnage:8,162Net:4,804
Dimensions:459.1 x 63.2 x 28.7MC Type:C2-S-AJ3
Builder:North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.
Wilmington, NC
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
140
1395
1944
9/44
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screwed ShaftEngine Builder:General Electric Co.
Lynn, MA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GC, PFD, RDRDecks, etc.:3 Decks, Electrically Welded

Began SM Service:1960Ended SM Service:1970

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1944
AKA 84
USS WaukeshaUS Navy
 
 US
1946
 
USS WaukeshaUS Maritime Commission
 
 US
1947
254012
Mary LuckenbachLuckenbach Steamship Co.
New York & Philadelphia, PA
WEXK
New YorkUS
1960
254012
Bayou StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
WEXK
New YorkUS

Events:
9/44: Completed for the US Navy as an attack cargo ship (AKA 84).
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1947: Sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co., renamed MARY LUCKENBACH.
8/25/50: Sustained severe damage to bows after colliding with US Hospital Ship BENEVOLENCE (C4, Sun SB #349); repaired.
1960: Sold to States Marine Lines, renamed BAYOU STATE.

Disposition DateComments
1970Sold to Taiwan Shipbreakers, arriving Kaohsiung 9/29/70. Scrapped 10/70 Kaohsiung.


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




As the U.S.S. Waukesha



Photo courtesy of Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus 2011 - 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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