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Spindletop
T1-M-A1
Built July 1943 by Lancaster Ironworks, Perryville, MD, as "Spindletop" # 571, for
Ministry of War Transport (bb) (Coastal Tankers, Ltd., mgrs.), London.
1945 - s/o (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., Ltd., mgrs.)
06/1946 - U. S. Maritime Commission, US
1946 - LAKE CHARLES, Lake Tankers Corp., Wilmington, Del. (New York),  251442
1958 - National Marine Service, Inc., Wilmington, Del. - s/o
1962 - ATLAS TRAVELER, Universal Atlas Cement Div., United States Steel Corp., New York  -
converted to bulk cement carrier by Southern SB. Corp., Slidell, La.,  938 grt
1976 - LOC BAY, Erie Navigation Co., Erie, Pa.  [Erie Sand & Gravel Co.]
1980 - BADGER STATE, Cement Transit Co., Wilmington, Del.  (Cleveland)
Broken up at Manitowoc, Wisc. 1988, arrived 21.7.88,
work began in the autumn.
( See photo below )
The Miramar Ship Index for "SPINDLETOP"
IDNo:
1169611
Year:
1943
Name:
SPINDLETOP
Launch Date:
12.12.1942
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
08.1943
Flag:
GBR
Keel:

Tons:
1155
Link:
-
DWT:
1600
Yard No:
201
Length overall:
67.4
Ship Design:
T1-M-A1
LPP:
65.1
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
11.3
Builder:
Lancaster IW
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Perryville
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-10

Subsequent History:
1946 LAKE CHARLES -
[ 1962 converted to cement carrier, 938 grt ] -
1962 ATLAS TRAVELER - 1976 LOC BAY - 1980 BADGER STATE

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Manitowoc 21.07.1988.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Main Owner
169611
1169611
1943
SPINDLETOP
1155
British Govt.
251442
1169611
1943
LAKE CHARLES
1155
1946
Lake Tankers Corp.
251442
1169611
1943
ATLAS TRAVELER
938
1962
U.S. Steel Corp.
251442
1169611
1943
LOC BAY
938
1976
Erie Sand & Gravel
251442
1169611
1943
BADGER STATE
938
1980
Cement Transit Co.

"Lake Charles", ex. "Spindletop".
 
"Lake Charles", ex. "Spindletop".
 
"Badger State", ex. "Loc Bay", ex. "Atlas Traveler", ex. "Lake Charles", ex. "Spindletop".

Additional information :

Registry & Rig Information
Vessel Name:
SPINDLETOP
Nationality
U.S.A.
Official Number:
251442
Rig:
Propeller

Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length:
213.58
Gross Tonnage:
1064.00
Vessel Width:
37.00
Net Tonnage:
593.00
Vessel Height
14.25
Hull Material:
Steel
Masts:
Hull Number:
00201

Builder Information
Place of Built:
Perryville, MD
Builder:
Lancaster Iron Works
Date of Built
1943

Name Changes
Vessel Name:
Date:
Registry
Official #
LAKE CHARLES
1947 - 1962
U.S.
251442
ATLAS TRAVELER
1962 - 1976
U.S.
251442
LOC BAY
1976 - 1980
U.S.
251442
BADGER STATE
1980
U.S.
251442

Ownership Changes
Owner Name
Date
Registry
Official #
U.S. Maritime Commission
Washington, DC U.S.
1943 - 1946
U.S.
251442
Lake Tankers Corp.
Wilmington, DE U.S.
1946 - 1962
U.S.
251442
Universal Atlas Cement Div. (U.S. Steel Corp.)
New York, NY U.S.
1962 - 1976
U.S.
251442
Erie Sand Steamship Co.
Erie, PA U.S.
1976 - 1980
U.S.
251442
Cement Transit Co.
Cleveland, OH U.S.
1980
U.S.
251442

ReBuilt History
Overhauled and converted for coastwise tanker service at Camden, NJ, in 1946. Repowered, rebuilt, and converted to self-unloading bulk carrier at Southern Shipbuilding Corp., Slidell, LA, 1962. Dimensions after second reBuilt (938 gross - 496 net; 213.58 x 37 x 14.25).

Disposition
Scrapped at Manitowoc, December 1988. (CHIPS, Vol. 17, No. 17, February 1989)

History
Turned over to British upon completion, operated as a water carrier by Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. in Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean, returned to U.S. government at end of war. As LOC BAY: Suffered reduction gear problem off Duck Island on November 29, 1977, while bound from Picton for Rochester. A McAllister tug was dispatched to help her, and both tug and freighter went aground for a short time at the entrance to the harbor at Rochester. As BADGER STATE: Encountered some difficulty while on a passage from Erie, PA to Upper Lakes. Began taking on water in the St. Clair River. Docked at the Seaway Terminal at Port Huron, MI. No further word concerning the cause of the problem. (Documented February 11, 1984).