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Wood Lake
T2-SE-A1
Built April 1944 by Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company, Mobile, Alabama,
as "Wood Lake" # 559, for U.M.S.C.
04.1944 : as WOOD LAKE tor U.S. War Shipping Administration.
1946 : released to US Maritime Commission.
1947: purchased by French Government (Pétrotankers SA) and renamed PETIT COURONNE.
1948: renamed RONSARD.
1960: sold to and renamed CARIBBEAN SKY.
07.1962 : converted into a bulk carrier. New fore and midship section built by Ishikawajima
Harima Heavy Industries Ltd., Aioi (14243g. 22850d.) and renamed ASPRONISOS.
1966 : sold to Superior Shipping Co., Liberia and renamed LAKE PLACID.
10.10.1969 : heavily damaged aft when an explosion occured while she was undergoing engine trials at
Antwerp following repairs. Her main engine completely disintegrated. Sold "as is where is" to
Cleveland Transport Corp. and resold to Swedish flag interests. Renamed GARANDA.
Resold to Philip Shipping Corp., Liberia.
13.08.1972 : arrived at Hamburg being reported sold to German shipbreakers.
08.06.1973 : arrived in tow at Santander from Hamburg where her forepart is to be joined to the
afterpart of AKRON (11139 -"59). Afterpart of GRANADA sold for breaking up at Santander.
Tanker AKRON owned by Alpina Shipping Corp. purchased in early 1973, was the former
FATUM, ex MONSOON of Tonnevolds Tankrederi, Norway and arrived at Santander on 23.05.1973
where her after part is to be jointed to the forepart of GARANDA.
Forepart of AKRON was reported sold to German buyers in 07.1973.
The "new" AKRON left Bombay 11.03.1981 for demolition at Gadani Beach (Pakistan).
( See photos below )
Ship Report for "WOOD LAKE"
IDNo:
5027259
Year:
1944
Name:
WOOD LAKE
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
20.03.1944
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
17.04.1944

Tons:
10172
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
275
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:

1947 PETIT COURONNE - 1947 RONSARD - 1960 CARIBBEAN SKY -
[ 1962 Lg & widened, 174.4 / 168.0 x 22.9 mtr, 14243 grt / 23550 dwt & converted to bulk carrier ] -
1962 ASPRONISOS - 1966 LAKE PLACID - 1970 GARANDA

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Santander 08.06.1973 ( forebody joined to AKRON IMO # 5239852 )

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
245439
5027259
1944
WOOD LAKE
10172
U.S. Govt.
5027259
1944
PETIT COURONNE
10172
1947a
French Govt.
5027259
1944
RONSARD
10172
1947b
French Govt.
5027259
1944
RONSARD
10172
1948
Petrotankers SA
1518
5027259
1944
CARIBBEAN SKY
10172
1960
Superior Sg Co.
1518
5027259
5027259
1944
ASPRONISOS
14243
1962
Superior Sg Co.
1518
5027259
5027259
1944
LAKE PLACID
14243
1966
Superior Sg Co.
1518
5027259
5027259
1944
GARANDA
14243
1970
Philip Sg Corp.

Extra Info :

PETIT COURONNE (1947 - 1948) -> RONSARD (1948 - 1960) F.P.VY. T2 tanker.
10172g.6134n. 16690d.
159.500a-154.69pp x 20.74 x 11.96 meters (9.19 draught).
Steam turbine of 6000 SHP connected to electric motor and screw shaft by General Electric Co., Lynn. 16 k.

Photobucket
"Ransard", ex. "Petiti Couronne", ex. "Wood Lake".
  Photobucket
"Ransard", ex. "Petiti Couronne", ex. "Wood Lake".
( Photo Skyfotos )
  Photobucket
"Caribbean Sky", ex. "Ransard", ex. "Petiti Couronne", ex. "Wood Lake".
( Photo Copyright David Boone )
   photo aspronisos-1_zps58165dd0.jpg
"Aspronisos", ex. "Caribbean Sky", ex. "Ransard", ex. "Petiti Couronne", ex. "Wood Lake", as a Bulk-carrier.
   photo Garanda_zps35915a88.jpg
"Garanda", ex. "Aspronisos", ex. "Caribbean Sky", ex. "Ransard", ex. "Petiti Couronne", ex. "Wood Lake".