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Bent's Fort
T2-SE-A1
 
Its future is peace. Lights blazed on Swan lslandís Way 3 Saturday night as Mrs. "Henry J. Kaiser sponsored the S.S. "Bentís Fort",
to provide a spectacular and fitting climax for Swan's tanker program. Nine thousand persons were present as the bottle
swung, the plates were cut, and Swan's last tanker on the wartime construction program made its stately entrance into the
shipping activities of postwar America.
 
"Bent's Fort", painting by unknown artist.
 
"Bent's Fort".
 
"Transhudson", ex. "Bent's Fort", seen here at Port Said 1965.
( Photo thanks to Mike Curley, who sailed as 3rd Engineer on this vessel )

BENT'S FORT, T2-SE-A1
History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 153. UMSC No. 2725 Off. nr. 248910.
Keel laid 31-07-1945. Launched 27-10-1945. Completed 21-11-1945. 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.
History:
BENTíS FORT-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
BENTíS FORT-1948 for Cities service Oil Company, New York, USA.
TRANSHUDSON-1963 for Hudson Waterways Corporation, New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Transhudson sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Castellon 29 Jul. 1970 to be broken up. [ By Industrial Comercial de Levante ]