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"World Charm", ex. "World Trust", ex. "Opequon", after conversion.
"World Charm", ex. "World Trust", ex. "Opequon".
"Florence", ex. "World Charm", ex. "World Trust", ex. "Opequon", at anchor Elliot Bay, June 1974.
( Photo thanks to Michael Green )
"Florence", ex. "World Charm", ex. "World Trust", ex. "Opequon".
( Photo copyright Walter E Frost )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 312. UMSC No. 387. Official nr. 244795 .
Keel laid 09-09-1943. Launched 06-12-1943. Completed 18-12-1943. Gr. 10195 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.
OPEQUON-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Marine Transport Lines Inc, New York, USA.
OPEQUON-1947 for Panama Oceanic Lines Inc., Panama.
WORLD TRUST-1956 for Panama Oceanic Lines Inc., Panama.
WORLD TRUST-1959 for Kilor Navigation Inc., Piraeus, Greece.
WORLD CHARM-1963 for Kilor Navigation Inc., Piraeus, Greece.
FLORENCE-1966 for Continental Oceanic Nav Corporation Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia.
FLORENCE-1969 for Waywiser Navigation Corporation Ltd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Additional Reports:
Reported World Trust lengthened, widened and converted into bulker in 1962 by replacement of cargo section with a new midbody built by Hellenic Shipyards Company, Skaramanga.
1962 New Dimensions 174.2 / 168.1 x 22.9 m, 12839 grt / 22188 dwt.
Reported Florence sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung Feb. 1979 to be broken up.