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SS Hugh J. Kilpatrick
Career (United States)
Name: Hugh J. Kilpatrick
Namesake: Hugh J. Kilpatrick
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: States Marine Corp.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2480
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,161,069[2]
Yard number: 44
Way number: 2
Laid down: 21 April 1944
Launched: 31 May 1944
Sponsored by: Laura Consuelo Landa
Completed: 22 June 1944
  • Call sign: WQFD
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Status: Sold for commercial use, 21 October 1946
Career (United States)
Name: Hoosier State
Namesake: State of Indiana
Owner: States Marine Corp
Fate: Sold, April 1955
Career (United States)
Name: Transamerican
Owner: American Union Transport, Inc.
Operator: Transamerican Steamship Corp.
Fate: Sold, 19 August 1963
Career (United States)
Name: A & J Mid-America
Owner: Mid-America Steamship Corp.
Operator: Pacific Seafarers, Inc.
Fate: Grounded during typhoon, 9 May 1964
Status: Sold, 2 April 1965
Career (Liberia)
Name: Grand Hope
Owner: Hope Navigation Corp.
Operator: Sea King Corp
Fate: Sold, 1967

SS Hugh J. Kilpatrick was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Hugh J. Kilpatrick, an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, achieving the rank of brevet major general. He was later the United States Minister to Chile.


Hugh J. Kilpatrick was laid down on 21 April 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2480, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Laura Consuelo Landa, granddaughter of the namesake, and was launched on 31 May 1944.[1][2]


She was allocated to the States Marine Corp., on 22 June 1944. She was sold for commercial use, 21 October 1946, to American Union Transport, Inc., for $558,118.52 and renamed Hoosier State. After several name and owner changes she was scrapped in South Korea, in 1969.[3]



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