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"Esso Asheville", ex "Newberg".
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"Esso Asheville", ex "Newberg".
 "Rice Queen" ex. "Point Arena" ex. "Esso Asheville" ex. "Newberg".
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History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 52. UMSC No. 844. Off. nr. 245225.
Keel laid 15-12-1943. Launched 10-02-1944. Completed 11-03-1944. 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.
NEWBERG-1944 for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
ESSO ASHVILLE-1947 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO ASHVILLE-1950 for Esso Shipping Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
POINT ARENA-1960 for Western Ocean Transport Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
RICE QUEEN-1964 for Western Ocean Transport Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
RICE QUEEN-1974 for Bulk Food carriers Inc., San Francisco, California, USA.
DELTA QUEEN-1980 for Unspecified Interests, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Point Arena converted into self-unloading bulk carrier in 1964 at Albina Engine & Machinery Works, Portland, Oregon. Delivered Feb. 1964.
New dimensions, 10381 grt / 14364 dwt.
Reported Delta Queen converted into barge, no further info. Existence in doubt.