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Fort Charlotte
"Fort Charlotte".
"Fort Charlotte".
 Here is a photo of S/S Fort Charlotte, I found in some of my father's things.
I am not sure if he took the photo, but it is likely.  He took photos of most of his ships.
He was her 1st Assistant Engineer in the late 1940s while she was still sailing for
Mr. Ludwig (National Bulk Carriers).
( Photo thanks to Dave Whittaker of the T2 Tanker Page ( )
 "Hess Trader", after reconstruction with new mid-section and all aft, ex. "Fort Charlotte".
"Hess Trader", ex. "Fort Charlotte".
( Photo & Copyright Chas Betts )
3 old Hess T2-tankers, "Hess Trader", ex. "Fort Charlotte", at an unknown yard, in the middle.
Left "Hess Petrol" and right "Hess Refiner".
"Aries", ex. "Trader", ex. "Hess Trader", ex. "Fort Charlotte".
( Photo Copyright David Boone )

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 76. UMSC No. 1933. Off. nr. 246104.
Keel laid 16-05-1944. Launched 24-06-1944. Completed 24-07-1944. 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 CHARLOTTE-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
FORT CHARLOTTE-1948 for National Bulk Carriers Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
HESS TRADER-1955 for Hess Tankship Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
TRADER-1977a for Amherst Shipping Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ARIES-1977b for Amherst Shipping Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
SCORPIO-1980 for Amherst Shipping Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Hess Trader lengthened, widened and rebuilt in 1961 by replacing cargo section with new mid-body built by Bethlehem Steel Company, Sparrows Point.
New dimensions, 29 Tanks, 184,4 / 178,2 x 22,9 m, 13908 grt / 23393 dwt.
Reported Scorpio damaged by fire in engine-room 6 Feb. 1980 in position 24.40 N / 84.00 W, whilst on voyage from Houston to Norfolk, light products, towed in 11 Feb., CTL, repurchased and repaired
Reported Scorpio sold to shipbreakers in Mexico. Arrived, Tuxpan 15 Jul. 1986 to be broken up. [ By Desguaces Metalicos Y Relaminables ]