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"Stanvac Bangkok", 10,733 grt, entering Port Elizabeth.
( Collection Dave Leonard )
"Stanvac Bangkok", discharging Durban, Dec. 1955.
( Photo thanks to Dennis Banks )
"Stanvac Bangkok", discharging at Soengei Gerong, Indonesia, 1956/1957.
( Photo copyright Walter Oliemans )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 487. UMSC No.2447. Official nr. 248020.
Keel laid 05-03-1945. Launched 04-06-1945. Completed 16-06-1945. Gr. 10297 t., Net. 6236 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
TURNERíS GAP-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
STANVAC SHANGHAI-1947 for Oriental Trade & Transportation Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
STANVAC BANGKOK-1955 for Socony-Vacuum Transportation Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
Additional Reports:
Reported Stanvac Bangkok sold to shipbreakers in Italy. Arrived Trieste 6 Aug. 1962 to be broken up. [ By Sidemar ]