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Built March 1944 by Sun Shipbuilding Company, Chester, Pennsylvania,
as "Fort Schuyler" # 644, for U.S.M.C.
1944 - Royal Netherlands Gov't. (Phs. van Ommeren (London), Ltd., mgrs.), Rotterdam, NE
1946 - U. S. Maritime Commission (Marine Transport Lines, Inc., mgrs.), New York, US, 251066
1947 - GULFSCOUT, Gulf Oil Corp., Philadelphia
1958 - GULFSTAG, Delships, Inc., Wilmington, Del. [Gulf Oil Corp.] lengthened by replacement of
cargo section with new midbody by Maryland SB. & DD. Co., Baltimore,
12,775 grt, 552.5 x 75.3', work completed 08/1958
Caught fire in engine room, damaged by explosions, 24 Oct 1966, off Morgan City, La., in 28.34 N - 91.40 W,
anchored and abandoned, capsized, resting on bottom abt. 26 Oct, voyage Port Arthur - Tampa, diesel,
naptha & petrol, towed out, sank 19 Dec in 27.56 N - 91.35 W.
( See photo below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "FORT SCHUYLER"
1947 GULFSCOUT -
[ 1958 Lg & widened 12775 grt ] -
Explosion & fire 28.38 N / 91.45 W 24.10.66 (7 dead)
"Gulfscout", ex. "Fort Schuyler".
( Photo Copyright W.S.S. )
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