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T2, Tankers built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point MD
Conastoga (1) / Lackawanna
See also USS LACKAWANNA (AO-40) as : Conastoga & Tatarrax

Type : T2-SO
 
U.S. Navy Oiler USS Lackawanna (AO-40) no date.
 
USS Lackawanna (AO-40) in San Francisco Bay after her return from the Western Pacific in October 1945.
( Photo thanks to Mike Green )
 USS Lackawanna (AO-40) at anchor, possibly circa 1943, location unknown.
( Photo thanks to Mike Green )
 
U.S. Navy Oiler USS Lackawanna (AO-40) no date.

CANASTOGA (1), T2-SO
HISTORY :
Built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Sparrows Point MD.
Yardnr. 4358. USMC nr. 147. Official nr. 241823.
Keel laid 27-12-1941. Launched 15-6-1942. Completed 21-06-1942. Gr. 9930 t., Net. 5928 t., Dw. 15850 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,19 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee. 12000 B.h.p., 8808 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 tanks.
History:
CANASTOGA (1)-1942 completed Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, New York, U.S.A.
CANASTOGA (1)-1942 acquired by the Navy, 20 June.
CANASTOGA (1)-1942 placed in reduced commission status as USS Lackawanna (AO-40), 10 July, for transit to her fitting out yard at Baltimore, MD.
AO-40 LACKAWANNA-1942 commissioned in full, 31 July.
AO-40 LACKAWANNA-1946 decommissioned, 14 February, at Oakland, CA.
AO-40 LACKAWANNA-1946 struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
AO-40 LACKAWANNA-1947 returned to the Maritime Commission, 1 July, name reverted to SS Conastoga
CANASTOGA (1)-1947 sold by the Maritime Commission to Socony-Vacuum Oil Co. (Standard Oil Company of New York), renamed SS Tatarrax
TATARRAX-1947 for Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, New York, U.S.A.
TATARRAX-1955 for Socony-Mobil Oil Company, Inc., New York, U.S.A.
TATARRAX-1961 for Mobil Tankers Company, SA , New York, U.S.A.
THOMAS A-1962 for Artemision SS Company SA , Panama.
PADRE ISLAND-1965 for Steam Tanker Padre Island Inc., Panama.
Additional Reports :
Reported Padre Island grounded 10 Feb. 1966 near Great Isaac Light, Bahamas in position 25.59 N / 79.08 W whilst on voyage from Emden to Pascagoula. Re-floated and repairs become uneconomical. Reported Padre Island sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Vinaroz 24 Dec. 1966 to be broken up.