MICHIGAN - San Francisco, California, United States       Call sign - KAIP     IMO number - 6913417
Owner - States Steamship Company, United States

Location - Michigan was photographed while she was moored at the Hong Kong ammunition mooring bouys loading fireowrks for the U.S.A.
Photograph Date - 1972     Photograph submitted by - Mike Cotting     Added to archive - 19 January 2004     Last updated - 19 January 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - August 1969
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - February 1969
  Delivered - August 1969

  Newbuild price - $14.276 million (US)

  (a) Michigan - U.S.A. (1981)
  (b) American Spartan - U.S.A.

  Arrived at Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 5 August 1983
  Beached for demolition shortly thereafter
  Scrap price - unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - General cargo, container, bulker, reefer
  Gross tonnage - 9,493
  Net tonnage - 5,243
  Deadweight tonnage - 13,285
  L.O.A. - 176.49 meters ( 579' 0" )
  L.B.P. - 165.97 meters ( 544' 6" )
  Width overall - 25.05 meters ( 82' 2" )
  Width moulded - 25.00 meters ( 82' 0" )
  Draught - 9.773 meters ( 32' 1" )
  Depth - 13.85 meters ( 45' 5" )
  Number of cargo holds - 7
  Cargo holds volume - 24,267 cubic meters
  Insulated cargo space - 1,133 cubic meters
  Number of tween decks - 3
  Container capacity - unknown
  Reefer capacity - unknown
  Cargo derricks - 1(70T), 8(20T), 2(10T), 8(5T)
  Passenger capacity - 12

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Avondale Shipyards Inc.
  Country - Avondale, Louisiana, U.S.A.
  Hull number - 1130
  Engine builder - General Electric Company
  Country - Lynn, Massachusettes, U.S.A.
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - GE steam turbine
  Horsepower - 24,000 shp or 17,904 kW
  Fuel - Fuel oil
  Fuel oil capacity - 2,700.5 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - unknown
  Speed - 23.00 knots
  Propeller - 1 fixed pitch
  Bow thuster - unknown
  Steering gear - standard rudder
  Generators - 2 x 1,000kW 450V 60Hz a.c.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


** In 1982 American Spartan was sold by the Government of the United States of America (Department of Commerce) to M.P.M. Transportaion Inc., in New York, New York however the name was not changed

** On December 15th, 1982 while American Spartan was lying at Diego Garcia she suffered major engine room flooding. She was apparently pumped out shortly thereafter and subsequently declared a constructive total loss.. The damage must have been extensive.

** She was later towed (date ??) to Subic Bay and laid up pending disposal

** On 25 July 1983 American Spartan departed Subic Bay under tow destined for shipbreakers at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She arrived there on 5 August 1983. Shyeh Shen Huat Steel & Iron Workd Co. Ltd., Taiwan was identified as her final buyer. At Kaohsiung, she was run up on the scrapping beach and work demolishing the 14 year old ship began on 20 August 1983.


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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