To American Scantic Line.

The Scanpenn (5,302 grt, 410 ft. long) was built as the Bird City in 1919 - one of a large series of transports built for the
U.S. Shipping Board and known as "Hog Islanders", named after the location of the shipbuilder's yard. She worked for the
American Scantic Line before the line was bought from the Shipping Board by Moore & McCormack in 1927.
Together with 5 sisters, the Bird City was purchased by Moore & McCormack shortly afterwards.
She was converted (with three of her sisters) to a passenger-cargo liner in 1932 and renamed Scanpenn.
The Scanpenn and her sister the Scanmail were also used on the American Caribbean Line service
during a few winter seasons in the mid-1930s, alternating with summer season service to the Baltic.
Following the arrival of new tonnage, all ships used on the American Scantic Line were sold to Lloyd Brasileiro in 1939.
The Scanpenn then became the Buarque. She was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of North Carolina in 1942.

From a late 1930s promotional & general information brochure (see below).

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This page last updated November 24, 2006.