Empire State, 1941

Dec. 30, 2020

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.

SHP- 2,500

Propellers- Single

Armament- N/A

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.