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Powder River
See also : The collision between SS Capricorn and USGC Blackthorn in 1980
"Powder River".
 "Hess Bunker", ex."Powder River" at Boston 1969.
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"Capricorn", ex. "Bunker", ex. "Hess Bunker", ex."Powder River".
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"Capricorn", ex. "Bunker", ex. "Hess Bunker", ex."Powder River".

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 256. UMSC No. 540. Off. nr. 243804.
Keel laid 06-02-1943. Launched 18-06-1943. Completed 09-09-1943. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
POWDER RIVER-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
POWDER RIVER-1948 for Independent Tankships Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
HESS BUNKER-1955 for Hess Tankship Company, Wilmington Delaware, USA.
BUNKER-1977a for Kingston Shipping Company, Wilmington Delaware, USA.
CAPRICORN-1977b for Kingston Shipping Company, Wilmington Delaware, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Hess Bunker lengthened, widened and rebuilt in 1961 by replacement of cargo section with new mid-body built by Bethlehem Steel Co., SB. Div., Sparrow's Point, Md., fitted at Bethlehem Steel, Key Highway Yard, Baltimore. Delivered10 Oct. 1961.
New dimensions 30 Tanks, 184.4 / 178.1 x 22.9 m, 14126 grt / 23363 dwt.
Reported Capricorn sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 5 Sep. 1984. Work began 25 Sep. 1984. [ By Chyeh Sheng Fuat Steel & Iron Works Ltd. ]