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"Caltex Johannesburg", ex. "Carlsbad".
"Caltex Johannesburg", ex. "Carlsbad".
"Caltex Johannesburg".
"Caltex Johannesburg", ex. "Carlsbad".
"Caltex Johannesburg".
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"Caltex Johannesburg".
"Beava", ex. "Nisseki Maru", ex. "Caltex Johannesburg", ex. "Carlsbad".
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History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 121. UMSC No. 2404. Off. nr. 247210.
Keel laid 05-12-1944. Launched 11-01-1945. Completed 05-02-1945. 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.
CARLSBAD-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
CARLSBAD-1947 for Overseas Tankship Corporation, Caltex, Panama.
CALTEX JOHANNESBURG-1952 for Overseas Tankship Corporation, Caltex, Panama.
CALTEX JOHANNESBURG-1959 for Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd., London, Great Britain.
NISSEKI MARU-1961 for Nihon Sekiyu Kisen Kaisha, Tokyo, Japan.
BEAVA-1969 for Avanti Steamship Company, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Nisseki Maru lengthened, widened and converted into LPG carrier in 1961 by replacement of cargo section with new midbody built by Hitachi Zosen Kisen Kaisha, Innoshima.
Delivered Mar. 1961.
New dimensions, 12 Tanks, 183,5 / 177,3 x 22,9 m, 16640 grt / 22874 dwt.
Reported Beava sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 6 Aug. 1974 to be broken up. Work began 9 Sep. 1974. [ By Lien Hung Steel Enterprise Company Ltd. ]