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Trenton / Calusa
T2-SE-A1
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"
IDNo:
2242044
Year:
1942
Name:
CALUSA
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
10.07.1942
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
07.1942

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
245
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:
[ Launched as TRENTON ] - 1953 VALCHEM

Disposal Data:
In collision (SANTA ROSA) 20 nm E Atlantic City  on 26.03.1959
& scrapped at La Spezia 06.1961.

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
242044
2242044
1942
TRENTON
10172
1942L
U.S. Govt.
2242044
2242044
1942
CALUSA
10172
1942
Socony-Vacuum Oil Co Inc.
242044
2242044
1942
VALCHEM
10172
1953
Valentine Tankers Corp.
242044
2242044
1942
VALCHEM
10172
1957
Heron SS Co Inc.


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"Calusa", was launched as "Trenton", seen here at anchor.   ( Photo copyright WSS )
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"Valchem", ex. "Calusa"/ "Trenton", seen here after a collision in 1959 with the "Santa Rosa".
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Bow of the "Santa Rosa" with the funnel of the T2 tanker "Valchem".
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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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