Empire State, 1941
WIX; ex-Shaume; ex-Procyon
Builder: American International Shipbuilding Corp., Hog Island, PA
Commissioned: 27 August 1941 (USCG)
Decommissioned: 31 August 1942
Disposition: returned to the US Maritime Commission on 31 August 1942
Cost: Acquisition from US Maritime Commission
Displacement (tons) - 7,500 fl (1941)
Tonnage- 5,524 gross (1941); 3,336 (1941)
Length- 390' oa
Beam- 54' 2"
Draft- 19' max (1941)
Main Engines- Steam turbine
Main Boilers- Babcock & Wilcox, 200 psi.
Design & Service:
A World War I merchantman, SS Empire State was the training ship of the New York State Merchant Marine Academy.
1941-1942 used for training; stationed at New York, NY and St. Petersburg, FL
Cutter History File. USCG Historian's Office, USCG HQ, Washington, D.C.
Robert Scheina. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters & Craft of World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1982.