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 "Gulfshore", ex. "Somme".
"Gulfshore", ex. "Somme".
( Source: Steamship Historical Society of America )
"Gulfbear", ex. "Gulfshore", ex. "Somme".

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 434. UMSC No.1791. Official nr. 247309.
Keel laid 11-11-1944. Launched 16-02-1945. Completed 28-02-1945. Gr. 10297 t., Net. 6236 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
SOMME-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
GULFSHORE-1947 for Gulf Oil Corporation, New York, USA.
GULFBEAR-1967 for Blackships Inc., Gulf Oil Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
LA CRUZ-1971 for Afran Transport Company, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Gulfbear lengthened and widened in 1957 y replacement of mid-body with new cargo section at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland.
New Dimensions 174.3 / 168.1 x 23.0 m, 12811 grt / 20105 dwt.
Reported La Cruz sold to shipbreakers in USA. Arrived Brownsville, Texas 11 Oct. 1975 to be broken up, work began 20 Oct. 1975. [ By Andy International Inc. ]