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Point Pleasant
"Mercury Sun", ex. "Point Pleasant", seen on August 7th 1954.
( Photo from the collection of David Boone )
"Alaskan", ex. "Mercury Sun", ex. "Point Pleasant".
"Baltimore Trader", ex. "Alaskan", ex. "Mercury Sun", ex. "Point Pleasant".
( Photo Copyright A. Duncan )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 440. UMSC No. 1742. Official nr. 245965.
Keel laid 22-02-1944. Launched 12-06-1944. Completed 26-06-1944. 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.
POINT PLEASANT-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
MERCURY SUN-1946 for Sun Oil Company, Philadelphia, USA.
ALASKAN-1960 for Oil Transport Inc., Henry International Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
BALTIMORE TRADER-1965 for American Trading & Production Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Baltimore Trader sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Chin Ho Fa Steel & Iron Company, Kaohsiung 19 Aug. 1969 to be broken up. [ By Chin Ho Fa Steel & Iron Company ]