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A very nice painting of the "Stanvac Brisbane", (gouche), by Don Braben.
( © Don Braben 2005 All Rights Reserved )
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"Stanvac Brisbane", ex. "Chalmette" at Sydney, Australia, in the 50's.
( Photo Copyright Marine Photography MBPH, Sydney, Australia )
 "Marine Duval", ex. "Chalmette", rebuilt all aft.
"Marine Duval", ex. "Lynchburg", ex. "Esso Lynchburg", ex. "Stanvac Brisbane", ex. "Chalmette".
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"Duva", ex. "Marine Duval", ex. "Lynchburg", ex. "Esso Lynchburg", ex. "Stanvac Brisbane", ex. "Chalmette".

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 69. UMSC No. 1926. Off. nr. 245851.
Keel laid 05-04-1944. Launched 20-05-1944. Completed 19-06-1944. 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.
CHALMETTE-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
CHALMETTE-1944 delivered to the Maritime Commission, 19 June 1944 for charter to Pacific Tankers, San Francisco, CA. for operation
STANVAC BRISBANE-1948 for Standard-Vacuum Oil Company Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO LYNCHBURG-1951 for Esso Shipping Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
LYNCHBURG-1955 Acquired by the Maritime Administration in 1955 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
LYNCHBURG-1956 Acquired by the Navy, 17 November 1956 and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS Lynchburg (T-AO 154) for charter to Marine Transport Lines, New York City, N.Y. for operations
LYNCHBURG-1957 placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 29 October 1957
MARINE DUVAL-1970 for Marine Sulphur Shipping Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
DUVA-2002 for voyage to shipbreakers.
Additional Reports:
Reported Marine Duval lengthened, rebuilt and converted into molten sulphur carrier in 1970 by replacement of bow and cargo section with new forebody by Bethlehem Steel Corp., SB., Division, Sparrow's Point, Md.
New dimensions, 5 Tanks, 186,5 / 178,0 x 23.0 m, 11080 grt / 25131 dwt.
Reported Marine Duval sold to shipbreakers in India. Arrived, Alang 14 Nov. 2002 to be broken up, bearing the name Duva. [ By Madhav Steel ]