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 "Blackstocks Ford" inbound, August 14th, 1944.
( Photo US Coast Guard )
"Esso Knoxville", ex. "Blackstocks Ford".
"Esso Knoxville", ex. "Blackstocks Ford'.
"Transoceanica", ex. "Esso Knoxville", ex. "Blackstocks Ford".
Two newly-installed liquefied petroleum gos tanks are shown an the foredeck of the Peruvian·flag
TRANSOCEANICA, bareboot chartered to International Petroleum Company, Limited. Fabricated
by Bethlehem Steel Company in Beaumont, Texas, the tanks have a total LPG capacity of 3,340
barrels. The TRANSOCEANICA (ex. ESSO KNOXVILLE) carries refined products and LPG
between Talara ond Calläo, Peru.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 339. UMSC No. 647. Official nr. 245447.
Keel laid 16-12-1943. Launched 05-04-1944. Completed 22-04-1944. Gr. 10296 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.
BLACKSTOCKS FORD-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
ESSO KNOXVILLE-1946 for Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ESSO KNOXVILLE-1947 for Panama Transport Company, Panama.
TRANSOCEANICA-1959 for Petrolera Transoceanica S.A., Callao, Peru.
Additional Reports:
Reported Transoceanica converted into part LPG carrier by Bethlehem Steel Company, Beaumont, Texas.
Reported Transoceanica sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 14 May 1972 to be broken up. Work began 15 Jun. 1972. [ By Nan Leng Steel Enterprises Company Ltd. ]