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CATALINA

CATALINA

Names: S.S. Catalina (1946-2009) / FS 99
(1942-1946) / S.S. Catalina (1924-1942)

Operator: Catalina Island Steamship Line (1946-1975)
/ US Army (1942-1946) / Catalina Island Steamship Line (1924-1942)

Builder: Los Angeles shipbuilding and Drydock Company

Laid down: December 26, 1923

Christened: May 3, 1924

Completed: 1924

Maiden voyage: June 30, 1924

In service: 1924-1975

Out of service: September 14, 1975

Fate: Partially sank in Ensenada harbor in 1997, scrapped 2009-2010

1,766 GRT / 302 ft. x 52 ft. / draught 16 ft. / 5, 3 for passenger use/ Installed power: 3 Hooven-Owens-Rentschler Co. triple expansion engines / 15.5 knots

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Wonderful picture! She was the first ship I ever sailed on and has always been one of my favorites. Growing up I was fortunate enough to go to Catalina countless times on my families boat. I was always at the pier waiting for her to dock in Avalon. Kids would jump in the water to catch/dive for coins tossed by the passengers as she tied up. What great days those were.
 

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