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 Build in 1943 for the USS Navy, as "Bladensburg", sold to Standard Oil as "Esso Allentown", sold in 1963
as "Allentown Carrier", sold in 1963 as "Bladensburg", and sold in 1967 as "Transsuperior". Scrapped in 1981.
( Photo WSS )
 "Esso Allentown", ex. "Bladensburg".
( Esso Photo )
 "Esso Allentown", ex. "Bladensburg".
( Esso photo )
"Esso Allentown", ex. "Bladensburg".
( Photo Copyright Chris Howell )
 "Esso Allentown", ex. "Bladensburg" at Boca Grande, Florida, USA.
( Esso photo )
 "Esso Allentown", ex. "Bladensburg".
( Esso photo )
"Bladensburg", ex. "Allentown Carrier", ex. "Esso Allentown", ex. "Bladensburg", at Montreal, Canada, fitting for Seaway transit, 1966.
( Photo Copyright Harry Stott )
"Bladensburg", ex. "Allentown Carrier", ex. "Esso Allentown", ex. "Bladensburg", after rebuilding.
"Transsuperior", ex. "Bladensburg", ex. "Allentown Carrier", ex. "Esso Allentown", ex. "Bladensburg".
( Photo Copyright Airfoto Malacca )

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 26. UMSC No. 818. Off. nr. 244188.
Keel laid 20-06-1943. Launched 20-08-1943. Completed 11-10-1943. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
BLADENSBURG-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
ESSO ALLENTOWN-1947 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO ALLENTOWN-1950 for Esso Shipping Co , Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO ALLENTOWN-1960 for Humble Oil & Refining Co , Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ALLENTOWN CARRIER-1963a for Allentown Carriers Inc., New York, USA.
BLADENSBURG-1963b for Bladensburg Corporation Inc., New York, USA.
TRANSSUPERIOR-1967 for Hudson Waterways Inc., New York, USA.
TRANSSUPERIOR-1972 for Polk Tanker Corp , New York, USA.
TRANSSUPERIOR-1979 for United States War Shipping Administration, New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Bladensburg 1967, lengthened and re-built by American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio, cargo section replaced with mid-body removed from U.S.S. MISPILLION (Sun SB. & DD. Co. #526, built 1945) and new 57 feet section.
New dimensions, 27 Tanks, 172.7 / 166.4 x 22.9 m, 11957 grt / 19432 dwt.
Reported Transsuperior sold to shipbreakers in USA.