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SS. Mariposa

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    September, 2012
SS. Mariposa
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:03 PM

I found this at an estate sale, it's an oversized glossy card.

This ship was in dock down past where I worked for many years. If memory serves, it was last owned by World Airways, and then went to Asia and was broken there.

This ship was launched as a C4 before later conversion to the liner. Not to be confused with Matson's earlier Mariposa/ Monterey ships, sisters of Lurline.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:53 PM

You Know What ?

 That looks almost like the Maritime Academy ship in Crockett !

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:25 PM

There've been three of them; a classic statement of the maritime fleet. First one a triple expansion ship. Second one a steam turbine. Third one a diesel.

I'd bet you sailed past the second one, moored over on the north side of the strait under the bridge.

She was built a C3 the SS Delorleans by the Maritime Association, later reclassified as a APA.

The Monterey was a pretty ship. She sat down there at Pier 28 for years, painted in a faded World Airlines scheme. I think the Pilots Union (probably Crowley interests) obtained her at one point in a bankruptcy settlement.

Someday when I have the urge, a series of models of the liners I saw in SF back in the day would be a nice project. 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:12 AM


 Tha S.F. area was a gathering spot for many types flags and houses . Oh , Crowley . My dealings with them have never been stellar . I had a Broken 485 ' freighter , ( Bulk ) stick ship and I called my own tugs to assist ( I used my oil skimmers as tugs on whatever I was doing . ) Crowley tried to muscle in .

 What a bunch of A%$&#* They were . Didn't want to take no for an answer . I finally had to involve the C.G. and have their line handlers removed from my vessels ! The frieghter was Suffering from Electronics meltdown , both in the Engine room and Bridge and Mast .

 Took her to Stockton to a rented pier space . Refitted what was necessary and sold her to the highest Bidder . She was Broken up in India two years later . She had had the Epirotiki House Flag and stack . Oh ,  By the way My friend Ken carver owned the  Landing restaurant and Crockett marine service on the other side right across from her.  

   Helped Ken re-keel many a wooden boat over forty foot . And , that's where I kept the Sponge and Squeegee  ( the skim boats )


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