Back to Top
Top Nav content Site Footer
University Home

Archive Research Center

Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Coquina

Other name(s): Cynthia Olson

Ship owner: Matson Nav. Co.; Oliver J. Olson Lumber Co.; Pillsbury & Curtis; U.S.S.B.

Ship builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Manitowoc Ship Building Co.

Year ship built: 1919

Year engine built: 1919

Final disposition: Lost by enemy action, North Pacific, 12/7/41.


Launched November 30, 1918.

First American ship lost by enemy action in WWII.  Twenty-five lives lost.



b) Cynthia Olson (1940)


1) U. S.S.B.

2) Pillsbury & Curtis (1925)

3) Matson Nav. Co. (1935)

4) Oliver J. Olson Lumber Co. (1940) (Last owner.)

Registry number: US.217871

Hull number: 100

Vessel type: Laker

Height: 20.1

Width: 43.7

Length: 250.5

Gross tonnage: 2153

Net tonnage: 1280

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple Expansion

Back to Top