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S.S. Lone Star State #2


Gross Tonnage:7,808Net:4,619
Dimensions:492.0 x 69.7 x 29.4 7/8MC Type:C3-S-A1
Builder:Western Pipe & Steel Co.
San Francisco, CA
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
79
267
1943
2/13/43
Engines:2 Steam Turbines DR Geared to Single Screwed ShaftEngine Builder:General Electric Co.
Lynn, MA
Navigation:DF, ESD, GC, RDRDecks, etc.:2 Decks & Shelter Deck

Began SM Service:1955Ended SM Service:1970

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1943
242765
Sea PikeUS War Shipping Administration
KFGH
New YorkUSWB
1945
242765
MormacwaveUS War Shipping Administration
KFGH
New YorkUSWB
1946
242765
MormacwaveMoore-McCormack Lines
New York
KFGH
New YorkUS
1955
242765
Lone Star StateStates Marine Corp.
New York
KFGH
New YorkUS
1960
242765
Lone Star StateStates Marine Lines, Inc. (DE)
New York
KFGH
New YorkUS

Events:
3/9/42: Keel laid.
6/28/42: Launched, sponsored by Mrs. John L. Patton.
2/13/43: Delivered to War Shipping Administration for operation by Moore-McCormick Lines. Vessel departed San Francisco on her first trip to the Pacific as a C-3 freighter. On return to San Francisco she underwent conversion to a troop carrier.
7/43: Completed conversion to a transport with 2,109 troops and 235,170 cubic feet of cargo space at San Francisco for operation by the WSA.
3/43 - 5/45: Repeated voyages to the Southwest and Western Pacific transporting troops and cargo to Honolulu, Noumea, Australia, the Phillipines and Eniwetok.
6/45: Departed San Francisco for Le Havre and in service between French ports and New York until December 1945.
11/9/45: Renamed MORMACWAVE, but continued under WSA control, making one more trip to Marseilles and one trip to Japan and the Phillipines before being released from troop carrying service.
2/46: Released.
1946: Sold to Moore-McCormick Lines.
1955: Sold to States Marine Corp., renamed LONE STAR STATE.

Disposition DateComments
1970Sold to Taiwan Shipbreakers, arriving Kaohsiung 4/4/70. Scrapped 4/70 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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