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Built October 1945 by The Kaiser Company, Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon,
as "Fort Hoskins" # 2721, for U.M.S.C.
1947 - Cities Service Oil Co., New York
1961 - Tankships, Inc., New York [Cities Service Tankers Corp.]
1961 - lengthened and widened by new mid-body built by Verolme Scheepswerft, Heusden, 15,221 grt, 614.8 x 75.2'
(Discarded mid section converted to a deck barge 1965 and named "Ocean Hauler 10")
1976 - International Ocean Transport Corp., New York (formerly Cities Service Tankers Corp.)
1978 - RED RIVER, Sabine Towing & Transportation Co., Inc., Baltimore
Broken up at Kaohsiung 1984 by Chi Shun Hwa Steel Co., Ltd.,
arrived 23.08.1984 in tow as RIVER, work began 29.08.1984.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "FORT HOSKINS"
1978 RED RIVER -
[ 1961 Lg & widened 15221 grt ] -
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 23.08.1984. [ By Chi Shun Hwa Steel Co Ltd. ]
New mid section towed by "Zwarte Zee (III)" to Baltimore, on its way from Holland.
"Red River", ex. "Fort Hoskins", photo taken 31.12.1983, Beaumont, Texas, USA ).
( Photo Copyright Barry Brickstock )
"Red River", ex. "Fort Hoskins".