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Grants Pass
"Grants Pass".
"Grants Pass", at Curacao.
 "Esso Ponce" ex. "Grants Pass", still with a black funnel.
First mate Jose Ramon Mutiozabal, in front of the "Esso Ponce".
( Photo thanks to his grandson Ramon Alvarez Mutiozabal )
"Drepanon", ex. "Rion", ex. "Esso Ponce", ex. "Grants Pass".
 Postal envelope "Fort Donelson" issued on May 14th, 1999.

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 138. UMSC No. 2421. Off. nr. 247945.
Keel laid 24-03-1945. Launched 26-05-1945. Completed 12-06-1945. 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.
GRANTS PASS-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
GRANTS PASS-1947 for Lanmore Corporation Inc., Panama.
GRANTS PASS-1948 for Grants Pass Corporation, Nomis Group, Panama.
ESSO PONCE-1956 for Panama Transport Company S.A., Panama.
RION-1959 for Alta Shipping Corporation, Panama.
DREPANON-1959 for Alta Shipping Corporation, Panama.
PACTRADER-1968 for Trans-Pacific Company, Lasco Shipping Company, Panama.
SHIRLEY-1975 for Honeywell Navigation Corporation Ltd., Panama.
Additional Reports:
Reported Esso Ponce lengthened, widened and converted into bulk carrier in 1959 y replacement of cargo section with new midbody built by Harima Zosen Kisen Kaisha, Aioi. Delivered Aug. 1959.
New dimensions, 4 Holds, 7 Hatches., 174,0 / 168,1 x 23,0 m, 12813 grt / 22646 dwt.
Reported Shirley sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 1 Apr. 1979 to be broken up. [ By Chi Young Steel Enterprise Co., Ltd. ]