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See also : Launch ceremony "Front Royal"  &  Machinery section TRUSTCO joined to forebody of SANTA HELENA

T2-SE-A1
Built August 1943 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania,
as "Front Royal" # 360, for U.M.S.C.
1948 - ESSO SHREVEPORT   Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), Wilmington, Del.
1950 - Esso Shipping Company, Wilmington, Del.
1960 - Humble Oil & Refining Co., Wilmington, Del.
1962 - TRUSTCO   Commodity Transportation Corp., Wilmington, Del.  [Marine Carriers Corp., New York]
Dismantled 1966,  bow & cargo section joined to machinery section of SANTA HELENA
(built as GLACIER PARK , Kaiser) - sold for scrapping, Machinery section joined to forebody of
SANTA HELENA  built 1953 as WAPELLO, joined by Bethlehem Steel, Key Highway Yard,
Baltimore, resulting vessel 17,614 grt,  597.4 x 84.4' delivered, 10/1966
1966 - OBSERVER   Marine Carriers Corp., New York  505883
Detained in Lake Timsah, 5 June 1967, by closure of the Suez Canal owing to Arab-Israeli conflict,
subsequently abandond to underwriters, voyage Galveston - Bombay, wheat,  released June 1975
and towed to Port Said, laid up.
1977 - Marine Shipping Corp., Port Said - floating grain storage [K. & E. Trading & Shipping, Inc., Miami]  Egypt
Sold End 1996.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "FRONT ROYAL"
IDNo:
6726125
Year:
1943
Name:
FRONT ROYAL
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
21.08.1943
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
08.1943

Ton:
10195
Link:
-
DWT:
16613
Yard No:
291
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 ESSO SHREVEPORT - 1962 TRUSTCO -
[ 1966 Lg & widened 181.0 pp x 25.7mtr, 17614grt / 28796 dwt & converted to bulk carrier ] -
1966 OBSERVER

Disposal Data:
Hulked at Port Said 1975 ( Trapped in Suez Canal 05.06.1967 )
Sold for breaking up end 1996.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
244131
6726125
1943
FRONT ROYAL
10195
U.S. Govt.
244131
6726125
1943
ESSO SHREVEPORT
10195
1948
Standard Oil Co (New Jersey)
244131
6726125
1943
ESSO SHREVEPORT
10195
1950
Esso Sg Co.
244131
6726125
1943
ESSO SHREVEPORT
10195
1960
Humble Oil & Refining Co.
244131
536959
6726125
1943
TRUSTCO
10195
1962
Commodity Tptn Corp.
505883
6726125
6726125
1943
OBSERVER
17614
1966
Marine Carriers Corp.

 
"Front Royal" on the out fitting pier.
( Photo Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company photograph collection )
 
"Esso Shreveport".
( Photo thanks to Edward O. Clark )
 
"Esso Shreveport".
( Photo thanks to Edward O. Clark )
 
"Observer" ex. "Trustco", ex. "Esso Shreveport", ex. "Front Royal". Behind the "Point Margo".
Seen here in Port Said, during the early eighties.
( Photo Copyright Howard Foreman )
"Observer" ex. "Trustco", ex. "Esso Shreveport", ex. "Front Royal". Seen here in Port Said,
she was used as a floating grain store ship towards the end of her life.
"Observer" ex. "Trustco", ex. "Esso Shreveport", ex. "Front Royal".
"Observer" ex. "Trustco", ex. "Esso Shreveport", ex. "Front Royal".
( All photos by Alex M )
 
"Observer" ex. "Trustco", ex. "Esso Shreveport", ex. "Front Royal".
( Photo Collection Goelette )
 
"Observer" ex. "Trustco", ex. "Esso Shreveport", ex. "Front Royal", photographed in 1987.
( Photo Copyright Karsten Petersen )