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E. H. Blum
See also : Launch of the E. H. Blum

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E. H. BLUM,  US, 1TE (aft) (13)
11,615 GRT for Atlantic Refining Co., Philadelphia,  523.5 x 70.2
Tanker built by Sun SB. & DD. Co., Chester, Pa. (4) #211, 240391
Mined 16 Feb 1942, off Cape Henry Entrance Junction Buoy  (36.57 N-75.52 W), voyage Philadelphia - Atreco,
in ballast (struck U. S. minefield), badly damaged, subsequently seperated into two sections to facilitate repairs,
rejoined, repaired.
Stranded 29 Dec 1942 on Fenwick Island Shoal, near Delaware Breakwater, broke in two, refloated in two parts,
towed to Philadelphia and repaired
1963 - YORK,  Ship Operators Corp. (American Bulk Carriers, Inc.), New York
1964 - York Agents, Inc. (American Bulk Carriers, Inc.), New York
1968 - Navegacion Nevgas S.A., Panama  [American Bulk Carriers, Inc., New York], PA
70 - BINKY I,  Hesperis Shipping Corp., Panama  ["C" Ventures, Inc., New York]
Broken up at Kaohsiung 1972 by Keun Hwa Steel Enterprise Co., Ltd., arrived prior 24.04.1971
in tow, work began 15.01.1972, completed 25.02.1972.
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "E.H. BLUM"
IDNo:
5396064
Year:
1941
Name:
E.H. BLUM
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
17.03.1941
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
04.1941

Tons:
11615
Link:
-
DWT:
19227
Yard No:
211
Length overall:
165.9
Ship Design:
LPP:
158.8
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
21.4
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-13

Subsequent History:
1963 YORK - 1970 BINKY I

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 04.1971 [ By Keun Hwa Steel Enterprise Co.,  Ltd. ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
240391
5396064
5396064
1941
E.H. BLUM
11615
Atlantic Refining Co.
240391
5396064
5396064
1941
YORK
11615
1963
Ship Operators Corp.
240391
5396064
5396064
1941
YORK
11615
1964
York Agents Inc.
5396064
5396064
1941
YORK
11615
1968
Nav Nevgas SA
5396064
5396064
1941
BINKY I
11615
1970
Hesperis Sg Corp.

Turbo electric drive tanker E. H. Blum glides her grateful length gently into the waters of Delaware River.
( Source photo Pacific Marine Review, Volume 38, April, 1941 )
 
"E. H. Blum".
( AP Wirephoto )
 
"E. H. Blum".
( AP Wirephoto )
 
"E. H. Blum".
 
"E. H. Blum", broken in two.
( AP Wirephoto )
The forward section of the 11,600-ton tanker, "E. H. Blum", split in two, Febr. 1942, either by torpedoes or mines,
presents a vivid example of buoyancy. A salvage crew towed this section to Norfolk, Virginia. The 300-foot after
section was raised from 32 feet of water and brought into port, where the two parts have been welded together.
( Photo Copyright Kibbe Museum )
SS "E. H. Blum", American tanker, arrives in Norfolk, VA. for repairs. When the stern of the vessell was damaged at
sea, it was cut off and the forward part of the ship was towed into a Norfolk, VA shipyard. Water tight bulkheads
saved this part of the ship.
( Photo Copyright Kibbe Museum )
SS "E. H. Blum", American tanker, arrives in Norfolk, VA. for repairs.
( Photo Copyright Kibbe Museum )
 
SS "E. H. Blum", in Norfolk, VA. for repairs.
( AP Wirephoto )
 
SS "E. H. Blum", American tanker, arrives in Norfolk, VA. for repairs.
( Newspaper photo )
"E. H. Blum", docked at Harbor Island-Port Aransas, Texas.
 
"Kent", ex. "E. H. Blum".