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"Catham" reconstruction, date and place unknown.
 "Transerie", ex. "Tydol Bayonne", ex. "Catham" before rebuilding.
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 "Transerie", ex. "Tydol Bayonne", ex. "Catham" before rebuilding, prior to 1967.
 "Transerie", ex. "Tydol Bayonne", ex. "Catham" at Cape town.
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"Transerie", ex. "Tydol Bayonne", ex. "Catham", after conversion on the left.
"Transerie", ex. "Tydol Bayonne", ex. "Catham".
"Transerie", ex. "Catham", awaiting scrapping.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 396. UMSC No. 1743. Official nr. 245959.
Keel laid 12-03-1944. Launched 19-06-1944.Completed 30-06-1944. Gr. 10296 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.
CATHAM-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
TYDOL BAYONNE-1948 for Bernuth Lembcke Company Inc., New York, USA.
CATHAM-1954 for Bernuth Lembcke Company Inc., New York, USA.
TRANSERIE-1962 for Hudson Waterways Corporation, New York, USA.
TRANSERIE-1972 for Polk Tank Corporation, New York, USA.
TRANSERIE-1979 for U. S. Dept. of Commerce, New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Transerie 1967 lengthened by replacing cargo section with mid body removed from USS PAWCATUCK (AO-108) (built Sun, Chester, 1946) and adding 57 feet cargo section built by American SB. Co., Toledo, Ohio, resulting vessel delivered Oct. 1967.
New Dimensions 172.7 / 168.4 x 22.9 m, 11971 grt / 19655 dwt.
Reported Transerie sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived Brownsville, TX, Jul. 1981 to be broken up. [ By Brownsville Steel and Salvage Yard ]