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Training Ships, 1874 - 2007

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Images of schoolships and training ships as well as educational activites and daily life on the ships (numbered with with prefix WR).
There seems to be a strange gap, with no photographs located for the Empire State V (1973 - 1990). The original handwritten ledger indicates that there should be six prints but these were not found. See the Janis Krastins Photographs and Robert Hogg Photographs for images of the Empire State V.

Dates

  • 1874 - 2007

Conditions Governing Access

Appointments to examine materials must be made in advance. Please e-mail library@sunymaritime.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Biographical / Historical

Hands-on training on ships has always been a vital part of the Maritime experience. The following is a list of the school's training ships since the school's founding.

SUNY Maritime College School and Training Ships

1875-1908
St. Mary’s (Class: Sloop-of-War)
1908-1931
Newport (Class: Patrol Gunboat)
1931-1941
Empire State (Class: Antares Class Miscellaneous Auxiliary, Flagship of Fleet Base Force, Shipping Board Vessel, Troop and Cargo Carrier)
1946-1956
Empire State II (Class: Artemis Class Attack Cargo Ship)
1956-1960
Empire State III (Class: Comfort Class Hospital Ship)
1959-1973
Empire State IV (Class: Troop Transport; Military Sea Transport Service)
1973-1990
Empire State V (Class: Barrett Class Passenger Transport)
1990-present
Empire State VI (Class: Passenger / Cargo Vessel)

Extent

1650 Photographic Slides

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English