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Chapultapec
T2-SE-A1
 
"Chapultapec".
 
"Chapultapec".
 "Luckystar", ex. "Samuel C. Loveland", ex. "Chapultapec" at Copenhagen, Denmark in 1954.
"Luckystar", ex. "Samuel C. Loveland", ex. "Chapultapec".
 
"Luckystar", ex. "Samuel C. Loveland", ex. "Chapultapec".
 Discharge book of Bill Woods, electrician on the "Luckystar".
( Thanks to Bill Wood )
 
"Phalcon", ex. "Luckystar", ex. "Samuel C. Loveland", ex. "Chapultapec".
( Photo Copyright Walter E. Frost )
 
"Phalcon", ex. "Luckystar", ex. "Samuel C. Loveland", ex. "Chapultapec".
 "Al Sayb", ex. "Phalcon", ex. "Luckystar", ex. "Samuel C. Loveland", ex. "Chapultapec".
Located in Al Jubail as a cement receiving ship named Al Sayb. The machinery has been removed. And on deck there are
mounted 2 Gantry cranes for unloading cement. This photo is from 1980.
( Photo Copyright Finn Aage Aasmundsen )

CHAPULTAPEC, T2-SE-A1
History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 284. UMSC No. 349. Official nr. 243439
Keel laid 23-02-1943. Launched 20-05-1943. Completed 29-05-1943. Gr. 10195 t., Net. 6390 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.
History:
CHAPULTEPEC-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
SAMUEL C. LOVELAND-1947 for Flanigan, Loveland Shipping Company S.A., Panama.
LUCKY STAR-1951 for Baltico Compania Naviera S.A., Panama.
FALCON-1960 for Baltico Compania Naviera S.A., Piraeus, Greece.
PHALCON-1965 for Baltico Compania Naviera S.A., Monrovia, Liberia.
AL SAYB-1976 for Duar F. International Ltd., Panama.
Additional Reports:
Reported Chapultepec attacked and hit by torpedo by German submarine U-580, 90 miles north east of Cristobal, kept afloat and arrived Galveston for repairs.
Reported Falcon lengthened, widened and converted into bulk carrier 1960 by Cockerill Ougree, Hoboken, Belgium.
New Dimensions 7 Holds. 7 Hatches: 9,9 x 8,5 m 12,9 12,9 12,9 12,9 12,9 12,9 x 10,3 m, 189.0 / 182.9 x 23.0 m, 13548 grt / 23745 dwt.
Reported Al Sayb converted into cement store ship.
Deleted from Lloyds Register in 1980ís, no further info, no longer self-propelled.

Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name
Chapultepec
Type:
Turbine tanker (T-2)
Tonnage
10.195 tons
Completed
1943 - Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Chester PA
Owner
Barber Asphalt Co, New York
Homeport
Philadelphia
Date of attack
26 Dec, 1943
Nationality: American
Fate
Damaged by U-530 (Kurt Lange)
Position
10.30N, 78.58W - Grid EB 97
- See location on a map -
Complement
81 (0 dead and 81 survivors).
Convoy
Route
Aruba (24 Dec) - Cristobal
Cargo
101.176 barrels of Bunker C fuel oil
History
Completed in May 1943 for US Maritime Commission
Post-war:
1947 renamed Samuel C. Loveland for Flanigan Loveland. 1951 renamed Luckstar for C.M. Lemos & Co. 1960 converted to the bulk carrier Falcon (13548 grt) for the same owner and 1965 renamed Phalcon. 1976 converted to the cement storage ship Al Sayb for Duarf International. Deleted from Lloyds register in the 1980s.
Notes on loss
At 07.25 hours on 26 Dec, 1943, the unescorted Chapultepec (Master Allen L. Remick Jr.) was spotted in hazy weather by U-530 about 90 miles northeast of Cristobal. The torpedo fired was noticed by the tanker´s acoustic torpedo detector but seconds later struck just abaft the stem. The explosion destroyed the forepeak tank and damaged nearby compartments. The ship immediately began a series of short zigzags at full speed and then returned to normal pattern after ten minutes. The tanker settled by the head, but the cargo was shifted until the vessel was on even keel. On the afternoon of the 26 December, the tanker arrived at Cristobal and discharged her cargo the next day. Two men of the ten officers, 43 men and 28 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 5in, one 3in and eight 20mm guns) on board reported injuries. The Chapultepec later steamed to Galveston for dry docking and repairs.