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"Santa Paula".
 "Santa Paula".
 "Santa Paula".
"Brazos", ex. "Santa Paula".
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"Brazos", ex. "Santa Paula" underway in the Gulf.
 "Brazos", ex. "Santa Paula" after rebuilt in 1958.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 482. UMSC No.2434. Official nr. 247583.
Keel laid 21-12-1944 Launched 07-04-1945. Completed 20-04-1945. 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.
SANTA PAULA-1955 completed for Union Oil of California, Los Angeles, California, USA.
BRAZOS-1955 for Sabine Transportation Company, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
BRAZOS-1983 sold to U.S. Dept. of Transportation, laid up in reserve fleet.
Additional Reports:
Reported Brazos lengthened with 41 Feet in 1958 by Todd Shipyards Corp., Brooklyn, N.Y.
New dimensions 11,867 grt 166,28 m L.o.a.
Reported Brazos lengthened in 1958 with new bow and cargo section by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News.
New dimensions 177.9 / 168.9 x 22.6 m, 13903 grt / 24354 dwt.
Reported Brazos sold to shipbreakers in Mexico. Arrived Tuxpan Mar. 1991 to be broken up, work completed in Aug. 1991. [ By Desguaces y Demeresa ]