Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages     |   home
Fort George
Aerial starboard side view of the American tanker "Fort George".
 "World Truth" ex "Fort George".
"World Truth" ex "Fort George", at Vancouver, Canada.
( Photo Copyright Malcolm Cranfield )
"World Conqueror", ex. "World Truth", ex "Fort George".
( Photo Copyright FotoFlite )

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 19. UMSC No. 811. Off. nr. 243854.
Keel laid 21-04-1943. Launched 27-06-1943. Completed 23-07-1943. 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 GEORGE-1948 for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
FORT GEORGE-1948 for American Overseas Tanker Corporation, Panama.
WORLD TRUTH-1956 for World Truth Corporation, S. Niarchos, Monrovia, Liberia.
WORLD CONQUEROR-1961 for World Truth Corporation, S. Niarchos, Monrovia, Liberia.
WORLD CONQUEROR-1962 for Amphitryon Sg., Co., Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia.
PAULINA-1977 for Atlantic Navigation Corporation, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported World Truth lengthened, widened and converted into bulk carrier in 1961 by replacement of bow & cargo section with new forebody built by Blohm & Voss AG, Hamburg, Germany.
New dimensions 4 Holds, 7 Hatches: 10,5 8,9 8,9 8,9 7,4 7,4 x 11,2 m., 166.1m pp x 24.0 m, 14309 grt / 23622 dwt.
Reported Paulina sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 28 Oct. 1977 to be broken up. [ By Hsin Yu Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. ]