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Victor H. Kelly
A "Look A Like" T2-Tanker
VICTOR H. KELLY, USA, 1ST (aft) (12¾)
8,186 GRT for Union Oil Company of California, Los Angeles, 445.4 x 64.2
Tanker built by Bethlehem Steel Co., SB. Div., Sparrow's Point, Md., (3), #4340, 239286
1951 - Peninsular Carriers Corp., Los Angeles (bareboat charter to Union Oil Co. of California)
Caught fire, exploded and burned 12 July 1952 while discharging at Union Oil Dock, Oleum, Calif., voy. Port San Luis - San Francisco,
crude oil, fire extinguished 13 July, CTL, sold, re-built 1955
1955 - SPRUCE WOODS Universe Tankships, Inc., Monrovia - conv. bulk carrier by replacement of forebody forward of engine room,
new fore section built at Kure Shipyards Div. Kure, yard #52 9,376 grt, 483.' x 70.3', LI, 732
1962 - Transea Carriers, Inc., Monrovia [D. K. Ludwig]
1971 - CEDROS REGENT Regency Transportation Co., Ltd., Monrovia [D. K. Ludwig]
Broken up at Busan 1974 by Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd., awaiting scrapping in May 1974
( See photos below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "VICTOR H. KELLY"
1955 SPRUCE WOODS -
[ 1956 new forepart by Kure Zosensho, Kure #52, 147.2 x 21.4 mtr., 9376 grt / 13863 dwt, converted to bulk carrier ] -
1971 CEDROS REGENT
Scrapped at Pusan 05.1974 [ By Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. ]
"Victor H. Kelly".
"Spruce Woods", ex. "Victor H. Kelly", after rebuilding to a bulk carrier.
( Photo Copyright F. R. Sherlock )