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Hanging Rock
Suamico Class Fleet Oiler:
"Petrolite" ex. "Hanging Rock".
"Seattle", ex. "Petrolite" ex. "Hanging Rock", converted to a containervessel.
"Seattle", ex. "Petrolite" ex. "Hanging Rock", at Houston 1981.
( Photo Copyright Harry Stott )
 "Seattle", ex. "Petrolite" ex. "Hanging Rock", in Houston Ship channel 1983.
( Photo Copyright Harry Stott )
 "Seattle", ex. "Petrolite" ex. "Hanging Rock", in Houston Ship channel 1983.
( Photo Copyright Harry Stott )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 390. UMSC No. 1723. Official nr. 245025.
Keel laid 12-10-1943. Launched 13-01-1944. Completed 31-01-1944. Gr. 10296t., 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.
HANGING ROCK-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
HANGING ROCK-1944 Transferred to War Emergency Tanker (Texas Co. agents) under a General Agency Agreement, 31 Jan.
HANGING ROCK-1945 Sold to Bernuth, Lemboke Co.,Inc. (Tanker Sag Harbor Corp.) under a General Agency Agreement, 14 Nov.
HANGING ROCK-1946 Returned to the Maritime Administration (trade-in),17 Dec.
HANGING ROCK-1946 Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
T-AO-164 PETROLITE-1957 Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Administration and placed in service as USNS Petrolite (T-AO-164), 28 Jan.
T-AO-164 PETROLITE-1957 Returned to MARAD and struck from the Naval Register, 5 Sep.
SEATTLE-1969 Sold 1969 to Sea-Land Service, Inc.,dismantled, forebody discarded, part subsequently used to repair tanker OREGON STANDARD, (q.v. Kaiser #97) machinery section joined to cargo section of s/s SEATTLE (C-4 hull Sun yard #347) Resulting vessel, containership, joined by Todd SY Corp., San Francisco, deliveredJan. 1970.
SEATTLE-1970 for Sea-Land Service Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA
SEATTLE-1973 for Litton Industries Leasing Corp , Wilmington, Delaware, USA
SEATTLE-1975 for Reynolds Leasing Corp., Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Additional Reports:
Reported Seattle converted into container ship in 1970 by Todd Shipyard Corporation, San Francisco.
New Dimensions 143.6 pp x 21.9 m, 11499 grt / 10698 dwt.
Reported Seattle sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Gijon 18 Aug 1984 to be broken up. [ By Desguaces Hemesa ]