american States Steamship Co. - States Line SS Iowa (+1936)
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nationality american
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
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weight (tons) 5724  grt
dimensions 125.1 x 16.5 x 8.3 m
material steel
engine 1 x 3 cyl. triple expansion engine, 3 boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 2800  i.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 12
IMO/Off. no. 219627
call sign
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
date lost 12/01/1936  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.34rank: 612
about people
Western Pipe & Steel Co., San Francisco
engine by
Joshua Hendy Co., San Francisco
last owner
[1]States Steamship Co. - States Line, San Francisco
SS Iowa (+1936)
period 1928 ~ 1936
IMO/Off. no.: 219627
call sign: 
prev. owners
[2]Us Shipping Board - United States Shipping Board - Ussb, Washington D.C.
West Cadron
period 1920 ~ 1928
IMO/Off. no.: 219627
call sign: 
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depth (m.)
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[1] Miramar Ship Index
[2] Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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Chipchase Nick23/06/2013Iowa ran aground on Peacock Spit, Washington during a gale. thirty four people were lost but only six bodies recovered.

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About Builders
 Western Pipe & Steel Co., San Francisco
Western Pipe & Steel Company was created in Los Angeles in 1906, by T. A. Hays and James A. Talbot. They acquired the Shaw-Batcher shipyard in San Francisco in 1917 and built cargo ships for the U.S. Shipping Board in World War I. It was one of the few WWI emergency yards not to close after the war, building barges and dredges and fabricating pipe between the wars, and becoming one of the pioneers of automatic welding machinery. The yard was in South San Francisco and had four berths from which ships were launched sideways, two on each side of a large basin. The site is now a residential complex. For WWII, the company started a second yard in San Pedro, which was in the West Basin, where Berths 125 to 132 are now. Several sources say that they used side-launch ways here too, but photographs clearly show end-launch ways. Both yards closed at the end of the war and were sold to Consolidated Steel, which became Consolidated Western Steel, a division of U.S. Steel. The two yards used a single sequence of hull numbers, but the known numbers do not match the chronological sequence of contract award dates.

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