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Chisholm Trail

See also : Model of the "Montsoreau", ex. "Chisholm Trail"

T2-SE-A1
Built February 1945 by The Kaiser Company, Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon,
as "Chisholm Trail" # 2403, for U.M.S.C.
1947 - British Tanker Co., Ltd., London, BR
1955 - MONTSOREAU,Soc. Maritime des Pétroles BP, Le Havre, FR
Damaged in collision with French s/t ISIDORA, 6 Dec 1961, 12 miles north of Cape Spartel,
voyage La Skhirra - Dunkerque, crude oil,  beached next day, refloated prev. 19 Dec, sold for scrapping,
Broken up at La Seyne, Feb. 1962, by Soc. de Materiel Naval du Midi, left Port de Bouc 12.02.1962 in tow.
History and notes:
23rd Sep.1947 purchased from U.S. Maritime Comission by British Tanker Co, London. 1955 transferred to
BTC subsidiary Societe Maritime de Petroles BP, Paris renamed MONTSOREAU. 6th Dec.1961 extensively
damaged in collision in fog 12 miles North from Cape Spartel with French tanker ISIDORA while on voyage La
Skhirra, Tunisia to Dunkirk and beached. 19th Dec.1961 refloated and towed to Port de Bouc. Feb.1962
scrapped at La Seyne.
Source: Provided by Ted Finch from "The British Tankers" by N. L. Middlemiss and also "Lloyds Register".
1962 Scrapped.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "Chisholm Trail"
IDNo:
2247212
Year:
1945
Name:
CHISHOLM TRAIL
Launch Date:
06.01.1945
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
02.1945
Flag:
USA
Keel:

Tons:
10448
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
120
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:
1955 MONTSOREAU

Disposal Data:
Collision 12 nm North off Cape Spartel 06.12.1961 & scrapped at La Seyne 02.1962.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
247212
2247212
1945
CHISHOLM TRAIL
10448
U.S. Govt.
2247212
1945
MONTSOREAU
10448
1955
BP France

 
"Chisholm Trail".
 
"Chisholm Trail".
 
"Chisholm Trail".
 
"Chisholm Trail".
( Photo Copyright Sawyer )
 
"Chisholm Trail".
"Montsoreau" ex. "Chisholm Trail".
 
"Montsoreau" ex. "Chisholm Trail".
 
Damaged "Montsoreau" ex. "Chisholm Trail".
 
"Montsoreau" ex. "Chisholm Trail".
 
"Montsoreau" ex. "Chisholm Trail".