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

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 268. UMSC No. 552. Off. nr. 244971.
Keel laid 16-09-1943. Launched 21-12-1943. Completed 26-01-1944. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
FOUR LAKES-1944 for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
FOUR LAKES-1948 for Tanker Four Lakes Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
V.A. FOGG-1971 for Ithaca Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Four Lakes Lengthened and widened in 1959 by replacing cargo section with new mid-body built by Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Baltimore, Maryland. Delivered mar. 1959.
New dimensions 27 Tanks, 174.3 / 168.1 x 23 m, 12569 grt / 19902 dwt.
Reported V.A. Fogg destroyed and sank after explosion, while cleaning tanks, 1 Feb. 1972, 60 miles from Galveston in position 28.35 N / 94.49.3 W, voyage Freeport, Texas - Galveston No trace found of her. All crew 39 killed.