Red Jacket

Vessel name on Arrival: Mariandrea

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Original Builder: American International Shipbuilding Corporation of Hog Island, PA

Original Yard No: 492

Official Number: 217144

Vessel Type: cargo

GRT: 5144

Year Built: 1918

Arrival Date: 03/03/1953

Breakup Started: 12/03/1953

Date First Beached: 24/05/1953

Date Breakup Completed: 28/10/1953

Draught For’d: 7' 6"

Draught Aft: 14' 6"

Name Changes:

 

1918  :  Laid down as S.S. RED JACKET for United States Shipping Board  (USSB) 

1918  :  Launched as S.S. QUISTCONCK for United States Shipping Board (USSB)

1941  :  S.S. EMPIRE FALCON for MOWT, under Managers Headlam & Son of Whitby

1946  :  S.S. BARNBY for Headlam & Son of Whitby  (Rowland & Marwood S.S. Company)

1952  :  S.S. MARIANDREA for Societa de Navigazione Maliveras S.A. of Panama

Other Information:

 

16-02-1918  :  Keel Laid  Down

05-08-1918  :  Launched

03-12-1918  :  Completed

Gross & DWT Tonnages  :  5,144 / 7,800

Length & Beam  :  122.2m  x  16.5m  (397 feet  x  54 feet)

Propulsion  :  Geared Steam Turbines

From 1933 until 1937, the vessel was managed by Lykes Brothers / Ripley Steamship Coy., Inc. of New Orleans

From 1937 until 1941, the vessel was managed by Lykes – Coastwise Line of Houston

In the lower image of launch day, President and Mrs Wilson can be seen, one on either side of the flagpole, as the vessel was launched by Mrs Wilson.  Note Yard Number and Vessel 1 – being the first of the Hog Islanders.