The SS Catalina is a historical vessel that is unique in design and history and the only one of its kind on the West Coast. The 1,766-ton ship was driven by steam triple expansion reciprocating power plant. She used oil rather than coal as fuel and has a large single funnel aft of her pilothouse and a distinctive rounded stern.

US Coast Guard Official Number: 223907
Overall Length: 301’ 7.5"
Breadth: 52’ 1"
Depth: 21’ 1"
Gross Tons: 1766 (Net 1161)
Number of Decks: Three. Promenade Deck (Top), Saloon Deck (Middle), Main Deck (Lower)
Speed: 15.5 Knots at 110 Rpm
Built By: Los Angeles Shipbuilding
Propulsion: Two triple expansion-reciprocating steam engines built by Hoover, Owens & Rentshler of Hamilton, Ohio. Each engine has a 2000 horsepower capacity.
Boilers: Four Babcock & Wilcox, water-tube, oil fired supplying superheated steam at 225 PSI.
War Service: Commissioned as FS 99 during its War service from August 25, 1942 to April 15, 1946 in San Francisco Bay, the SS Catalina carried more troops than any other army transport throughout the war.
Years of Service: 51 Years
Current Owner: The Mexican Government donated the SS Catalina to the SS Catalina Preservation Association (in association with the Save Our Heritage Organisation) on June 9, 2000 for non-commercial preservation purposes, but is contingent upon the ship's removal from her present location by September 7th, 2000.