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S.S. Mobile City


 
Gross Tonnage:6,157Net:3,801
Dimensions:395' 5" x 55' 0" x 31' 4"MC Type:1037
 
Builder:Chickasaw Shipbuilding & Car Co.
Chickasaw, AL
Hull #
USMC Hull #
Date of Build:
Delivered:
3

1920
9/20
Engines:3SB(Spt), 9cf, GS181, HS8919 FDEngine Builder:Hooven, Owens Rentschler Co.
Hamilton, Ontario
Navigation:GyCDecks, etc.:1 Deck(Stl) & Shelter Deck(Stl), Web Frames & Longitudinal Framing, Fitted for Oil Fuel

Began Isthmian Service:1920Ended Isthmian Service:1947

----------------------------------- Vessel History -----------------------------------
Date
Vessel
#
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Owner
Call Ltrs
Home
Port
Flag
1920
220436
Mobile CityU.S. Steel Products Co.
New York
MBFB
New YorkUS
1930
220436
Mobile CityApril: Isthmian Lines, Inc.
New York
MBFB
New YorkUS
1933
220436
Mobile CityIsthmian Lines, Inc.
New York
KDCE
New YorkUS
1947
 
DioniPax SS Co.
Panama
HPQS
PanamaPanamanian
1955
152
Capetan IliasCompania De Vapores Lounidi
London
TIQN
Puerto LimonCosta Rican
1957
152
Capetan IliasCIA Mediterranea LTDA
London
TIQN
Puerto LimonCosta Rican
1960
 
ElpisAegean Navigation Co., Inc.
Pireaus, Greece
ODBX
BeyrouthLebanese

Events:
5/27/20: Launched.
3/29/46: The first Isthmian ship to vote for union representation while in New Orleans. With 28 men voting, 85% for the SIU and 15% for the NMU.

Disposition DateComments
1962Sold to Greek Shipbreakers at Perama during August 1962, having been laid up at Perama. Reported 12/62: Scrapped in Greece.

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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