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Trenton / Calusa
Built Jule 1942 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania,
as "Calusa" # 322, for Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc., New York.
Launched as "Trenton".
1953 - VALCHEM, Valentine Tankers Corp., New York
1957 - Heron SS. Co., Inc., New York [T. J. Stevenson & Co., Inc., mgrs.]
In collision with s/s SANTA ROSA ('58), 26 March 1959, in fog, about. 20 miles east of Atlantic City, N.J.,
voyage New York - Baytown, in ballast, rammed in engine room, towed to New York next day, CTL,
sold to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, re-sold, broken up at La Spezia, June 1961.
( See photo below )
Ship Report for "TRENTON / CALUSA"
[ Launched as TRENTON ] - 1953 VALCHEM
In collision (SANTA ROSA) 20 nm E Atlantic City on 26.03.1959
& scrapped at La Spezia 06.1961.
"Calusa", was launched as "Trenton", seen here at anchor. ( Photo copyright WSS )
"Valchem", ex. "Calusa"/ "Trenton", seen here after a collision in 1959 with the "Santa Rosa".
Bow of the "Santa Rosa" with the funnel of the T2 tanker "Valchem".
The funnel and ventilators of the tanker "Valchem", which was built as the "Calusa (II)", lodged on the
bows of the American liner "Santa Rosa" after being plucked from the ship in a collision in 1959.
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