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1944-07-29. Aerial starboard side view of the American tanker "Mobil Fuel".
"Mobilfuel", 10,222 dwt - US flag, owned by Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Ltd.,
and build in 1939 by Bethlehem Steel Co., S.B., Sparrows Point.
Scrapped in 1969.
T2 tanker design was first adapted from S.S. Mobilfuel and S.S. Mobilube, built for the Socony-Vacuum Company (later to become Mobile Oil). They
were 501 feet six inches long overall, with a beam of 68 feet. They wererated at 9,900 tons gross, and a deadweight tonnage of 15,850 tons. They
displaced about 21,100 tons. Six of these ships were built by Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard in Maryland. Drawing her original configuration
with Socony-Vacuum POil Company Funnel.
( Drawing Copyright 2007 Karsten-Kunibert Krüger-Kopiske )
Additional information Starke & Schell registers :
MOBILFUEL - 1939 USA 1ST (aft)(15)
10,221 GRT for Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc., New York 488.3 x 68.3
Tanker built by Bethlehem Steel Co., SB. Div., Sparrow's Point, Md. (5) #4332 238413
1955 - WABASHA, Brilliant Transportation Co., S.A., Panama, PA
1957 - WENATCHI, Mobil Tankers Co., S.A., Panama - s/o
1958 - lengthened - mid section replaced 11,977 grt, 525.5'
1963 - Iberian Tankers Co., Panama
Broken up at Kaohsiung 1969 by Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp.,
arrived 13.05.1969, work began in 07.1969.
The Miramar Ship Index for "MOBILFUEL"
1955 WABASHA - 1957 WENATCHI -
[ 1958 Lg, widened & deepened, 164.5 / 160.1 x 22.6 mtr., 11977 grt / 19254 dwt ] -
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 13.05.1969 [ By Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp.]