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Fort William
"Fort William", grounded on a reef at Aruba.
"Fort William", grounded on a reef at Aruba.
"Fort William", grounded on a reef at Aruba.
"Gulfwell", ex. "Fort William".
Not so good photo of the "Gulfpanther", ex. "Gulfwell", ex. "Fort William".
"Gulfpanther", ex. "Gulfwell", ex. "Fort William".
( Photo Copyright David Boone )
"Gulfpanther", ex. "Gulfwell", ex. "Fort William" entering Nwe York 1961.
( Photo Copyright Harry Stott )

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.Yardnumber 89. UMSC No. 1946. Off. nr. 246543.
Keel laid 21-07-1944. Launched 31-08-1944. Completed 29-09-1944. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
FORT WILLIAM-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
GULFWELL-1948 for Gulf Oil Corporation, Philadelphia, USA.
GULFPANTHER-1957 for Blackships Inc., Gulf Oil Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
SAN TOME-1972 for Afran Transport Company, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Gulfpanther lengthened & Widened in 1957 by replacement of cargo section with new midbody by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation, Pascagoula.
New dimensions, 27 Tanks, 167.8 m pp x 22.9 m, 12565 grt / 19910 dwt.
Reported San Tome sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived , Santander, 27 Jun. 1975 to be broken up. [ By Recuperaciones Submarinas S.A. ]