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Council Grove
"Council Grove".
( Photo Copyright W. Schell )
Tug "Zwarte Zee (III)", with mid section, for a tanker, probably the "Council Grove",
leaving from Holland to Baltimore, in the early sixties.
( Photo copyright F. Stichter )
 "Council Grove", in Dutch waters.
( Unknown Photographer )
 "Council Grove", in Dutch waters.
( Unknown Photographer )
"Council Grove", after lengthening.
( Photo Copyright Marc Piche )
 USS ''Ranger'' (CVA-61) refuels from the civilian tanker ''Council Grove'' during "Operation Charger Log", in 1974..
( Photo Copyright Marc Piche )
"Cove Tide", ex. "Council Grove".
( Photo Copyright Harry Stott )

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 340. UMSC No. 2613. Off. nr. 247896.
Keel laid 28-02-1944. Launched 05-05-1945. Completed 12-06-1945. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
COUNCIL GROVE-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
COUNCIL GROVE-1961 for Tankships Inc., New York, USA.
COUNCIL GROVE-1976 for International OceanTransport Corporation, New York, USA.
COVE TIDE-1980 for Cove Tide Corporation, Philadelphia , USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Council Grove lengthened and widened in 1961 by installation of new-midbody built by Verolme Scheepswerf, Heusden, fitted by Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Company Ltd., Baltimore, Maryland. Work completed Nov. 1961.
New Dimensions 30 Tanks, 193.1 / 186.9 x 22.9 m, 15254 grt / 25521 dwt.
Reported Cove Tide sold to shipbreakers in Pakistan. Arrived Gadani Beach 21 Sep. 1983 to be broken up. Beached and work began 26 Nov. 1983. [ By MEC Ship-breaking Ltd. ]