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Victor H. Kelly
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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"
IDNo:
5337226
Year:
1940
Name:
VICTOR H. KELLY
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
06.01.1940
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
03.1940

Tons:
8186
Link:
-
DWT:
12900
Yard No:
4340
Length overall:
141.1
Ship Design:
LPP:
134.7
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
19.6
Builder:
Bethlehem-Sparrows Point SY
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Sparrows Point
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-12.5

Subsequent History:
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

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Pusan 05.1974 [ By Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
239286
5337226
1940
VICTOR H. KELLY
8186
Union Oil Co., of California
239286
5337226
1940
VICTOR H. KELLY
8186
1951
Peninsular Carriers Corp.
732
5337226
1940
SPRUCE WOODS
9376
1955
Universe Tankships Inc.
732
5337226
5337226
1940
SPRUCE WOODS
9376
1962
Transea Carriers Inc.
732
5337226
5337226
1940
CEDROS REGENT
9376
1971
Regency Tptn Co., Inc.

"Victor H. Kelly".
 
"Spruce Woods", ex. "Victor H. Kelly", after rebuilding to a bulk carrier.
( Photo Copyright F. R. Sherlock )