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Fort Henry
 "Seafarer", ex. "Ponca City", ex. "Fort Henry".
"Seafarer", ex. "Ponca City", ex. "Fort Henry".

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 29. UMSC No. 821. Off. nr. 244335.
Keel laid 13-07-1943. Launched 11-09-1943. Completed 06-10-1943. 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 HENRY-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
PONCA CITY-1948 for Harcon Marine Company Inc., New York, USA.
SEAFARER-1967 for Marine Carriers Corporation, New York, USA.
BURMAH TOPAZ-1972 for Topaz Shipping Corporation, Panama.
Remark : this ship was one of the very few with two IMO numbers and two US official numbers during the course of her career.
Additional Reports:
Reported Ponca City Dismantled 1967 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Baltimore, bow and cargo section joined to stern section of tanker SANTA SUZANA (built 1945 as ATLANTIC RANGER - Sun SB. Co. Yard #532) - resulting vessel named CONOCO HUMBER, machinery section joined to forebody of tanker SANTA SUZANA (built 1952 as WANETA), by Bethlehem, Key Highway Yard.
New dimensions, 27 Tanks, 189.0 / 181.4 x 25.7 m, 17116 grt / 27764 dwt.
Reported Burmah Topaz sold to shipbreakers in Yugoslavia. Arrived Split 5 Jul. 1976 to be broken up. [ By Brodospas ]