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 "Caribbean" during war time, outbound, location unknown, October 13th, 1943.
( Photo US Coast Guard )
( Photo copyright WSS )
( Photo copyright WSS )
 "Houston" ex. "Caribbean", after jumboizing, approaching the port of L.A. in 1978.
"Houston" ex. "Caribbean", after jumboizing.
"Houston" ex. "Caribbean", after jumboizing.
"Houston" ex. "Caribbean", after jumboizing.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 273. UMSC No. 333. Official nr. 242636.
Keel laid 03-06-1942. Launched 27-11-1942. Completed 15-12-1942. Gr. 10169 t., Net. 6373 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m.., Dr. 10,05 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
CARIBBEAN-1942 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA..
CARIBBEAN-1946 for Trinidad Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
HOUSTON-1962 for Trinidad Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Houston lengthened and widened in 1962 by replacement of bow and cargo section with new forebody built by Alabama Drydock & Shipbuilding Company, Mobile, Alabama.
New Dimensions 30 Tanks, 187.2 / 178.0 x 24.0 m, 14671 grt / 27481 dwt.
Reported Houston sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Santander 15 Feb.1984 to be broken up. Work began 20 Mar. 1984. [ By Desbar S.A. ]