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Official Number:                    244370  

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Builder:                                    Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp Ltd., Wilmington

Launched:                               28 December 1920

Into Service:                            WW2

Out of service:                         WW2

Fate:                                         17 January 1955 broken up

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: -

 

Background Data:  One of a group of  additional American ships which served as Escort Oilers during WW2

 

Career Data:

 28 December 1920 launched by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp Ltd., Wilmington as Yard Nr: 3474 named Albert E Watts for Sinclair Nav Co., New York (later Sinclair Refining Co Inc)

February 1921 completed

1941 renamed L V Stanford by her owners

11 December 1941 sailed Philadelphia

20 December 1941 sailed Tuxpan independently to Philadelphia arriving 29 December 1941

31 December 1941 sailed Philadelphia

11 January 1942 sailed Tuxpan independently to Philadelphia arriving 21 January 1942

22 January 1942 sailed Philadelphia

1942 owners became US WSA, name unchanged

1 February 1972 sailed Tuxpan independently to Philadelphia arriving 11 February 1942

15 February 1942 sailed Philadelphia independently to Houston arriving 23 February 1942

26 February 1942 sailed Houston independently to New York arriving 9 March 1942

9 March 1942 sailed New York independently to Houston arriving 22 March 1942

23 March 1942 sailed Houston independently to New York arriving 3 April 1942

6 April 1942 sailed New York independently to Houston arriving 17 April 1942

28 April 1942 sailed Houston independently to Cristobal arriving 2 May 1942

6 May 1942 sailed Cristobal independently to Aruba arriving 9 May 1942

11 May 1942 sailed Aruba independently to Cristobal arriving 15 May 1942

16 May 1942 sailed Balboa independently to Los Angeles

30 August 1942 at Balboa

31 August 1942 sailed Cristobal in escorted convoy ZG1 to Guantanamo arriving 5 September 1942

6 September 1942 sailed Guantanamo in unescorted convoy GK701 to Key West arriving 9 September 1951

9 September 1941 sailed Key West in unescorted convoy KP401 to Pilottown arriving 12 September 1942

16 September 1942 at Los Angeles

WW2 served as an Escort Oiler, name unchanged

1946 returned to her owners, name unchanged

19?? purchased by Olga Konow Inc., USA named unchanged

1953 purchased by Beaver Dam Tankers Co Liberia and renamed Spindrift

17 January 1955 arrived Savona for demolition by Italian Ship Breakers

 

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