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Hat Creek
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"Hat Creek" underway at sea on August 16th, 1943.
 "Amoco Virginia", ex. "Hat Creek", October 1973.
( Photo collection René Beauchamp )
 "Amoco Virginia", ex. "Hat Creek", location and date unknown.
( Photo collection Arne Sognnes )
"Amoco Virginia", ex. "Hat Creek".
( Photo copyright State Library of South Australia Library )
"Amoco Virginia", ex. "Hat Creek".
( Photo copyright State Library of South Australia Library )

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 251. UMSC No. 535. Off. nr. 243518.
Keel laid 12-06-1942. Launched 30-04-1943. Completed 31-07-1943. 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.
HAT CREEK-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
HAT CREEK-1947 for National Bulk Carriers Inc , Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
HAT CREEK-1951 for American Tankers Corp. of Delaware , Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
HAT CREEK-1956 for American Oil Company, Amoco Shipping Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
AMOCO VIRGINIA-1957 for American Oil Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
AMOCO VIRGINIA-1970 for Amoco Shipping Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
POINT JUDY-1978 for Point Enterprise Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.     
POINT MILTON-1981 for Point Enterprise Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Hat Creek re-engined in 1947.
Re-engined and re-boilered Steam turbines with double reduction (aft).
Reported Amoco Virginia lengthened and widened in 1957 by replacing cargo section with new mid-body built by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News.
New Dimensions174.2 / 167.9 x 23.0 m, 12532 grt / 20099 dwt.
Reported Point Milton suffered engine failure 12 Jan. 1982 in position 38.51 N / 72.58 W, whilst on voyage from New York to Portland, Oregon, in ballast. Towed back to New York and declared a constructive total loss. Sold to shipbreakers and arrived Kearny, New Jersey Apr. 1982. [ By River Development Corp. ]

"Hat Creek" Status Card.