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"Charlestown" anchored, November 1943.
( Photo US Coast Guard )
"World Transporter" ex. "Charlestown".
The lengthened "World Crusader", ex. "World Transporter" ex. "Charlestown".
"Globe Carrier", ex. "World Crusader", ex. "World Transporter" ex. "Charlestown".

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 317. UMSC No. 310. Official nr. 245303.
Keel laid 21-01-1943. Launched 06-05-1943. Completed 18-05-1943. Gr. 10195 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 General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
CHARLESTOWN-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
CHARLESTOWN-1947 for Panama Oceanic Lines Inc., Panama.
WORLD TRANSPORTER-1956 for Statel Compania de Vapores S.A., Panama.
WORLD CRUSADER-1959 for Pavin Navigation Inc., Monrovia, Panama.
GLOBE CARRIER-1961 for Overseas Carriers Corporation, New York, USA.
OVERSEAS CARRIER-1974 for International Carriers Inc., New York, USA.
LILY-1977 for Rector Navigation Corporation, Panama.
Additional Reports:
Reported World Crusader lengthened, widened and converted into bulker in 1959 by replacement of cargo section with new midbody built by Harima Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Aioi, Japan. Delivered Jul. 1959.
1959 New Dimensions 169,40 x 22,91 m, 12,793 grt,
Reported Lily sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 3 Dec. 1977 to be broken up. Work Began 11 Jan. 1978. [ By Nan Feng Steel Enterprises Company Ltd. ]