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S.S. Empire State


Gross Tonnage:6,214Net:3,508
Dimensions:438.9 x 63.1 x 27.7MC Type:C2-S1-B1
Builder:Moore D.D. Co.
Oakland, CA
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
295
1208
1945
7/45
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screw ShaftEngine Builder:General Electric Co.
Lynn, MA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GYCDecks, etc.:3 Decks, Fitted for Oil Fuel, Cruiser Stern

Began SM Service:1946Ended SM Service:1960

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1946
248212
Sparkling WaveUS War Shipping Administration
AOFN
San FranciscoUSWB
1946
248212
Sparkling WaveUS Maritime Commission
AOFN
San FranciscoUS
1946
248212
Empire StateStates Marine Corp.
New York
AOFN
New YorkUS
1960
248212
Empire StateGlobal Bulk Transport Co.
New York
KGWB
New YorkUS
1970
4842-NY
Reliance FidelityReliance Carriers S.A.
c/o Hongkong Maritime Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong
HOBT
PanamaPanamanian

Events:
1946: U.S. Maritime Commission
1946: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed EMPIRE STATE.
1960: Sold to Global Bulk Transport Co.
12/70: Sold to Reliance Carriers S.A., Panama; renamed RELIANCE FIDELITY.

Disposition DateComments
1971Sold to Taiwan Shipbreakers, having left Hong Kong 5/7/71, arriving at Kaohsiung 5/12/71. Scrapped 5/71 Kaohsiung.





Photo courtesy of Gerhard L. Mueller-Debus 2011 - All rights reserved.



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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