A new organization will be called the Calmar Steamship Company and will enter the intercoastal trade between New York and Philadelphia and Pacific coast ports via the Panama Canal. The steamers are joined by two others which were turned over from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation fleet. Ten ships inducted into the service in September are as follows: Cubore, Commercial Spirit, Commercial Traveler, Commercial Pathfinder, Calmar, Pennmar, Massmar, Oakmar, Texmar and Yorkmar.
United States Maritime Commission C5 and R (Refrigerated) Type Ships
Four C5 type ships were built by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point, Maryland to replace 4 ore carriers of the same name which were sunk in 1942. Four similar ore ships were ordered by the Maritime Commissiion, but the governement orders were cancelled and the ships completed privately. The R type ships were the first Refrigerated vessels built for that purpose for the U.S. Maritime Commission.
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