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Redstone
T2-SE-A1
Built May 1945 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania,
as "Redstone" # 2435, for U.M.S.C.
(bow section , 76', joined to new midbody and stern of PINE RIDGE (Alabama DD #255) q.v. in 1962)
1947 - Trinidad Corp., Wilmington, Del.
1958 - CONSOLIDATION COAL, Pocahontas SS. Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del.
  conv. to self-unloading bulk carrier by replacement of bow and cargo section with new
forebody built by Newport News SB. & DD. Co., Newport News, Va., resulting vessel 16,304 grt,
613.3 x 75.1'  delivered 10/1958.
1969 - LUMBER QUEEN, Freighters, Inc., Wilmington, Del.  (San Francisco)
1972 - AMERICAN WHEAT, s/o
1975 - AMERICA BEAR, American Bear SS. Co., Wilmington, Del.
[Freighters, Inc. / Pacific Far East Lines, Inc.]
1975 - AMERICAN BEAR   s/o
1977 - POINT SUSAN, Point Venture Corp. (Point Shipping Corp.), New York
Broken up at Gadani Beach 1984 by Euroatlantic Shipping Corp., arrived Karachi
15.03.1984 in tow, beached at Gadani 05.04.1984 for scrapping by Haji Maritime, Ltd.
( See photo below )
 Ship Report for "REDSTONE"
ID No: 2247766 Year: 1945
Name: REDSTONE Launch Date: 25.04.1945
Type: Tanker Date of completion: 05.1945
Flag: USA Keel:
Tons: 10297
DWT: 16613 Yard No: 469
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     
Owner as Completed: U.S.War Sg Administration, Philadelphia
Naval or paramilitary marking : -

Subsequent History:
 1958 CONSOLIDATION COAL -
[ 1958 Lg & widened 16304gt & cv to bulk carrier ]
1969 LUMBER QUEEN - 1972 AMERICAN WHEAT - 1975 AMERICA BEAR -
1975 AMERICAN BEAR - 1977 POINT SUSAN.

Disposal Data:
Scrappes at Gadani Beach 15.03.1984.

History:
ON  
ID  
Year built
Name  
Tons  
Name change  
247766
2247766
1945
REDSTONE   
10297
277514
2247766
1945
CONSOLIDATION COAL
16304
1958
277514
2247766
1945
LUMBER QUEEN
16304
1969
277514
2247766
1945
AMERICAN WHEAT
16304
1972
277514
2247766
1945
AMERICA BEAR
16304
1975
277514
2247766
1945
AMERICAN BEAR
16304
1975
277514
2247766
1945
POINT SUSAN
16304
1977

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"Consolidation Coal", ex. "Redstone".       ( Photo @ Pocahontas SS. Co. )
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"Consolidation Coal", ex. "Redstone".
( Photo from book "Victory Ships and Tankers" by Sawyer & Mitchell )
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"Consolidation Coal", ex. "Redstone" on 16 May 1967.