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Muscatine (ID 2226)

Refrigerated Ship:

  • The first Muscatine was built in 1917 as Stian by the Standard Shipbuilding Corp., Shooters Island, NY
  • Renamed Scandinavic
  • Launched 20 October 1917
  • Renamed Muscatine
  • Acquired by the Navy 28 April 1918
  • Delivered 2 May 1918 and commissioned USS Muscatine (ID 2226)
  • Decommissioned 16 July 1919 at New York and returned to the United States Shipping Board
  • Sold in 1929 to F. D. M. Stracham of Savannh, GA
  • Renamed Floridian in 1930
  • Renamed Elizabeth in 1938
  • Torpeoded and sunk 20 May 1942 in the Yucatan Channel by the German submarine U-103.


  • Displacement 10,502 t.
  • Length 392' 6"
  • Beam 52'
  • Draft 23'
  • Speed 10.5 kts.
  • Complement 108
  • Armament: One 5" and one 3" mount.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SS Stian
    Muscatine 115k Fitting out at Shooters Island, New York, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 19 December 1917
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105226
    Robert Hurst
    SS Scandinavic
    Muscatine 103k c. April 1918
    Photographed by Edwin Levick of New York, probably while on trials
    National Archives photo from
    Robert Hurst

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