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Catham
T2-SE-A1
Built June 1944 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania, as "Catham" # 1743, for U.M.S.C.
1948 "Tydol Bayonne", Bernuth, Lembcke Co., Inc. New York, NY, U.S.A.
1954 Tonnage change, (10619 gross - 6829 net). "Jumboized" by American Ship Builting Co., Lorain, OH (hull #891).
1954 "Catham", Bernuth, Lembcke Co., Inc. New York, NY, U.S.A.
1962 "Transerie", Hudson Waterways Corp. New York, NY, U.S.A.
1966-1967; mid-body from USS Pawcatuck (AO-108), (546.75 x 75 x 39; 11971 gross - 8449 net).
1972 "Transerie", U.S. Secretary of Commerce Washington, DC, U.S.A.
1972 "Transerie", U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Hudson Waterways Corp., Mgrs.) New York, NY, U.S.A.
1977 "Transerie", U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Polk Tanker Corp., Mgrs.) New York, NY U.S.A.
1981 Scrapped by Violet Dock Port Co, Violet, LA. U.S.A.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "CATHAM"
IDNo:
5367350
Year:
1944
Name:
CATHAM
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
19.06.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
06.1944

Tons:
10297
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
396
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
1948 TYDOL BAYONNE - 1954 CATHAM - 1962 TRANSERIE _
[ 1967 Lg & widened 172.7 / 168.4 x 22.9 mtr, 11971 grt / 19655 dwt ]

Disposal Data:
Hulked 1981 & Scrapped in the  USA before 2004.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
245959
5367350
1944
CATHAM
10297
U.S. Govt.
245959
5367350
1944
TYDOL BAYONNE
10297
1948
Bernuth, Lembcke Co Inc.
245959
5367350
1944
CATHAM
10297
1954
Bernuth, Lembcke Co Inc.
245959
5367350
5367350
1944
TRANSERIE
10297
1962
Hudson Waterways Corp.
245959
5367350
5367350
1944
TRANSERIE
11971
1972
Polk Tanker Corp.
245959
5367350
5367350
1944
TRANSERIE
11971
1979
U.S. Govt.

"Catham" reconstruction, date and place unknown.
 
"Transerie", ex. "Tydol Bayonne", ex. "Catham", after conversion on the left.
 
"Transerie", ex. "Tydol Bayonne", ex. "Catham".
 
"Transerie", ex. "Catham", awaiting scrapping.

Additional information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
CATHAM
Nationality
U.S.A.
Official Number:
245959
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
504.00
Gross Tonnage:
10296.00
Vessel Width:
68.16
Net Tonnage:
6154.00
Vessel Height
39.16
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00396

Builder Information
Place of Built:
Chester, PA
Builder:
Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Date of Built
1944

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
TYDOL BAYONNE
1948 - 1954
U.S.
245959
CATHAM
1954 - 1962
U.S.
245959
TRANSERIE
1962 - 1981
U.S.
245959

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
U.S. War Shipping Administration Washington, DC U.S.
1944 - 1948
U.S.
245959
Bernuth, Lembcke Co., Inc. New York, NY U.S.
1948 - 1962
U.S.
245959
Hudson Waterways Corp. New York, NY U.S.
1962 - 1972
U.S.
245959
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Washington, DC U.S.
1972
U.S.
245959
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Hudson Waterways Corp., Mgrs.) New York, NY U.S.
1972 - 1977
U.S.
245959
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Polk Tanker Corp., Mgrs.)
New York, NY U.S.
1977 - 1981
U.S.
245959

ReBuilt History
Tonnage change, 1954 (10619 gross - 6829 net). "Jumboized" by American Ship Builting Co., Lorain, OH (hull #891), 1966-1967; mid-body from USS PAWCATUCK (AO-108). (546.75 x 75 x 39; 11971 gross - 8449 net); Passed down, Port Colborne, October 5, 1967.

Disposition
Sold to Violet Dock Port Co, Violet, LA, for non-transportation use and delivered there on July 21, 1981.