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Oregon Trail
T2-SE-A1
Built November 1943 by The Kaiser Company, Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon,
as "Oregon Trail" # 826, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - HERMAN F. WHITON, Union Sulphur Co., Inc., New York
1950 - Olympic Whaling Co., Inc., New York
1950 - OLYMPIC CHALLENGER, Olympic Whaling Co. S.A., Panama, PA
     lengthened and converted to whale factory,  16,433 grt, 544.3'  completed 10/1950 by Howaldtswerke A.G., Kiel
1956 - KYOKUYO MARU No. 2, Kyokuyo Hogei K.K., Tokyo, JA, 76211
1972 - Kyokuyo K.K., Tokyo - s/o
1974 - OCEAN GREEN, Ocean Green Service Co., Ltd., Osaka, (refitted as oil sludge processing vessel)
Broken up at Masan 1975 by Korea Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.,
work began 26.12.1975.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "OREGON TRAIL"
IDNo:
2244579
Year:
1943
Name:
OREGON TRAIL
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
16.10.1943
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
11.1943

Tons:
10448
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
34
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Kaiser
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Swan Island
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
1948 HERMAN F. WHITON -
[ 1950 Lg 172.4 mtr. oa, 13019 grt / 16920 dwt & converted to whale factory ship ] -
1950 OLYMPIC CHALLENGER - 1956 KYOKUYO MARU No.2 -
[ 1974 converted to oil sludge processing vessel ] -
1974 OCEAN GREEN

Disposal Data:
Scrappd Masan 26.12.1975. [ By Korea Iron & Steel Co Ltd. ]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
244579
5199442
1943
OREGON TRAIL
10448
U.S. Govt.
244579
5199442
1943
HERMAN F. WHITON
10448
1948
Union Sulphur Co Inc.
244579
5199442
1943
HERMAN F. WHITON
10448
1950a
Olympic Whaling Co Inc.
5199442
1943
OLYMPIC CHALLENGER
13019
1950b
Olympic Whaling Co SA.
76211
5199442
5199442
1943
KYOKUYO MARU No. 2
16433
1956
Kyokuyo Hogei KK
76211
5199442
5199442
1943
KYOKUYO MARU No. 2
16433
1972
Kyokuyo KK
76211
5199442
5199442
1943
OCEAN GREEN
16433
1974
Ocean Green Service Co Ltd.

Photobucket
Rebuilt as a "Whaler" and renamed "Olympic Challenger".
( Photo collection Morten Bjørndalen )
  Photobucket
"Olympic Challenger", ex. "Herman F. Whiton", ex. "Oregon Trail".
( Copyright reserved )
  Photobucket
"Olympic Challenger", ex. "Herman F. Whiton", ex. "Oregon Trail".
( Photo collection S. Thienemann )
  Photobucket
"Olympic Challenger", ex. "Herman F. Whiton", ex. "Oregon Trail".
( Photo collection Fairfield )
  Photobucket
"Kyokuyo Maru No.2", ex. "Olympic Challenger", ex. "Herman F. Whiton", ex. "Oregon Trail".
   photo KYOKYOMaruNo2_zps854b5dbf.jpg
"Kyokuyo Maru No.2", ex. "Olympic Challenger", ex. "Herman F. Whiton", ex. "Oregon Trail", photo 1971
Malacca Straits, taken from a light aircraft by late Peter Foxley based at Penang, Malaysia.
( Photo Copyright Chris Howell )

Custody CARDS by PMARS is MARAD's official repository of NDRF ships
of Oregon Trial

 Custody CARDS
Front of Card 1
Back of Card 1

No Disposal CARDS