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See also : SS V.A. Fogg ( ex. Four Lakes ) - ( From WW II Working-class Hero to Artificial Reef )

T2-SE-A1
Built January 1944 by Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company, Mobile,
Alabama # 552 as "Four Lakes", for U.M.S.C.
10,172 GRT for U. S. War Shipping Administration, Mobile,  Reg. leng. & breadth - 504.0 x 68.2
Tanker built by Alabama DD. & SB. Co., Mobile, Ala.  month/year, completed - (01/1944)
Yard number -  #268,  official number -  244971
1948 - Tanker Four Lakes, Inc., Wilmington, Del.  [ Texas City Refining, Inc. - managed until
ca. 1955 by Mathiasen's Tanker Industries, Inc., Philadelphia ]
1959 - lengthened by replacing cargo section with new mid-body built by American Bridge Div.,
U.S. Steel Corp., Orange, Texas, fitted by Maryland SB. & DD. Co., Baltimore,
resulting vessel  12,569 grt, 552.5' x 75.3'.  delivered. 03/1959.
1971 - V. A. FOGG, Ithaca Corp., Wilmington, Del.  [ Texas City Tankers Corp. - s/o ]
Destroyed by explosion, 1 Feb 1972, about 60 miles from Galveston, in 28.35.54 N-94.49.03 W,
voyage Freeport, Texas - Galveston, tank cleaning (lost with all aboard).
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "FOUR LAKES"
IDNo:
5118876
Year:
1944
Name:
FOUR LAKES
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
21.12.1943
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
26.01.1944

Tons:
10172
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
268
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Alabama DD & SB Co.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Mobile
Number of screws/Mchy/ Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
[ 1959 Lg & widened, 174.3/168.1 x 23 mtr, 12569 grt/19902 dwt ] -
1971 V.A. FOGG

Disposal Data:
Blew up 28.35.54 N / 94.49.3 W  on 1.02.1972 (all 39 dead) whilst cleaning tanks.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
244971
5118876
1944
FOUR LAKES
10172
U.S. Govt
244971
5118876
5118876
1944
FOUR LAKES
10172
1948
Tanker Four Lakes Inc.
244971
5118876
5118876
1944
V.A. FOGG
12569
1971
Ithaca Corp.

 
"Four Lakes", during WW 2.
 
New midbody, launched at Maryland SB. & DD. Co., Baltimore, possible for the "Four Lakes".
( News Paper photo The Baltimore Sun )
 
"Four Lakes".
 
Wreck of the "V.A. Vogg", ex. "Four Lakes".
Explosion damage to the V.A. Fogg from the USCG accident report.