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Muscatine (ID 2226)

Refrigerated Ship:

  • The first Muscatine was built in 1917 as Scandinavic by the Standard Shipbuilding Corp., Shooters Island, NY
  • Renamed Stian
  • 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 Savannah, GA
  • Renamed Floridian in 1930
  • Renamed Elizabeth in 1938
  • Torpedoed and sunk 20 May 1942 in the Yucatan Channel by the German submarine U-103.


  • Displacement 10,562 t.
  • Length 392' 6"
  • Beam 52'
  • Draft 23' 8¼"
  • Speed 9 kts.
  • Complement 93
  • Armament: One 5"/51 and one 3"/50 mount
  • Propulsion: Three single ended boilers, one 2,500hp vertical triple expansion steam engine, one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SS Stian
    Muscatine 364k 20 October 1917
    National Archives photo 165-WW 499 109 by Underwood and Underwood
    Mike Mohl
    Photo added 17 October 2020
    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

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Jesse Smith, USNRF2 May 1918
    02LCDR Andrew C. Iversen, USNRF1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

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