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Mobilube
 
Build in 1939 as "Mobilube". After hit by torpedo from "U-121" on January 18, 1943, heavily damaged and
considered "Total Loss". The ship didn´t sink and was later repaired and sailed until 1954 when it was
renamed as "Winamac". Sold to the Brilliant Transportation Co. SA, Panama.
In 1972 arrived in Kaohsiung for scrap.
 
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 )
 
The "Yorba Linda", seen here towing the "Mobilube" in 1947.

A new marine towing record 6,350 miles was established in 1947 by Socony Vacuum Oil Company, Inc., in towing its war damaged tanker Mobilube from Subic Bay in the Philippine Islands to San Francisco Bay.
When a Jap torpedo found its mark In January, 1943, the Mobilube's hull was damaged and her engine room put out of commission. For the remainder of the war she  served the Navy as a mobile oil tank, being towed behind active units of the United States Fleet.

The saga of this record tow began on May 26, 1947, when a Standard Vacuum Oil Company tanker, the Yorba Linda, steamed out of Subic Bay with the Mobilube in tow behind two hundred fathoms of Tubbs Extra Superior Manila Rope. According to Captain A. L. Dark, the Mobilube's original skipper, the strain on the 12" Extra Superior  was so great at times that the line calipered only 95/8" circ. Extra Superior Manila once again proved its complete dependability and brought the tanker home safely 45 days after leaving Subic Bay.

The Miramar Ship Index for "MOBILUBE"
IDNo:
5391777
Year:
1939
Name:
MOBILUBE
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
29.04.1939
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
06.1939

Tons:
10222
Link:
-
DWT:
15850
Yard No:
4333
Length overall:
152.9
Ship Design:
LPP:
148.8
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.8
Builder:
Bethlehem SB Corp.
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Sparrows Point
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-15

Subsequent History:
1943 YO-164 - 1947 MOBILUBE - 1954 WINAMAC -
[ 1957 Lg, widened & deepened, 164.5 / 160.1 x 22.6 mtr, 11981 grt / 19254 dwt ]

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 13.12.72. [ By Haung Yung Steel Corp. ]

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
238660
5391777
1939
MOBILUBE
10222
Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc.
5391777
1939
YO-164
10222
1943
U.S. Navy
5391777
1939
MOBILUDE
10222
1947
Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc.
5391777
1939
WINAMAC
10222
1954
Brilliant Tptn Co., SA
5391777
5391777
1939
WINAMAC
11981
1957
Mobil Tankers Co., SA
5391777
5391777
1939
WINAMAC
11981
1963
Iberian Tankers Co.