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Yamhill
T2-SE-A1
Built December 1943 by The Kaiser Company, Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon,
as "Yanhill" # 831, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - American Overseas Tanker Corp., Panama    [Stavros S. Niarchos, PA
1956 - WORLD THRIFT, World Thrift Corp., Monrovia    [do.], LI
1961 - Aphrodite Shipping Co., Ltd., Monrovia   [do.]
1962 - WORLD CHEER, s/o, converted to bulk carrier and lengthened by replacement of cargo
section with new mid-body built by Hellenic Shipyards Co., Skaramanga,
resulting vessel  12,846 grt,  555.9 x 75.2',  delivered 01/1962
1966 - GRETA, Continental Oceanic Navigation Corp., Ltd., Monrovia  [W. H. Eddie Hsu, Taipei]
1968 - Outerocean Navigation Corp., Ltd., Kaohsiung  [do.], TW
Broken up at Kaohsiung 1975, arrived prior 03.10.1975.
( See photos below )
 The Miramar Ship Index for "YAMHILL"
IDNo:
5392965
Year:
1943
Name:
YAMHILL
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
16.11.1943
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
12.1943

Tons:
10448
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
39
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:
1956 WORLD THRIFT - [ 1962 Lg & widened 12846 grt & converted to bulk carrier ]
1962 WORLD CHEER - 1966 GRETA.

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 03.10.1975.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
244798
5392965
1943
YAMHILL
10448
U.S. Govt.
5392965
1943
YAMHILL
10448
1948
American Overseas Tanker Corp.
737
5392965
1943
WORLD THRIFT
10448
1956
World Thrift Corp.
737
5392965
1943
WORLD THRIFT
10448
1961
Aphrodite Sg Co Ltd.
737
5392965
5392965
1943
WORLD CHEER
12846
1962
Aphrodite Sg Co Ltd.
737
5392965
5392965
1943
GRETA
12846
1966
Continental Oceanic Nav Corp Ltd.
5392965
5392965
1943
GRETA
12846
1968
Outerocean Nav Corp Ltd.

 Aerial starboard bow view of the American tanker "Yamhill". It is not possible to distinguish the
weapons in het bow and stern mountings but she has four 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns on the island
amidships, two more on the foreward end of the after island and probably two more abaft the
funnel. Note the spar decks rigged in the well decks for the carriage of deck cargo.
 
"World Thrift", ex. "Yamhill" in the spring 1956 in Santos/Brasil.
( Photo Copyright Fritz Wulff )
 
Fritz Wulff, 3rd Ass. Engineer in the Engineroom of "World Thrift", close to the main turbine.
( Photo Copyright Fritz Wulff )
 
"World Cheer", ex. "World Thrift", ex. "Yamhill", on the river Weser, May-1963.
( Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus )
 
"World Cheer", ex. "World Thrift", ex. "Yamhill".
( Photo collection Morten Bjørndalen )
 
"Greta", ex. "World Cheer", ex. "World Thrift", ex. "Yamhill".
( Photo copyright Walter E Frost )