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Bradford Island
 "Bradford Island" painting by unknown artist.
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"Bradford Island".
"Bradford Island".
"Bradford Island".
( Photo Copyright Chris Howell )
"Bradford Island", after conversion.
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"Bradford Island", after conversion.
 "Concho", ex. "Bradford Island", after lengthened, widened and rebuilt.
( Photo Copyright James Giammatteo )
"Concho", ex. "Bradford Island", in American waters.
( Photo Copyright W. Schell )
"Concho", ex. "Bradford Island" (left), laid up, Port Arthur,TX, 10-1984.
( Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus )
"Concho", ex. "Bradford Island".
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 "Concho", ex. "Bradford Island".
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Capt. Michael R. Frye, wrote the following :
Onyour website, the mystery tanker #4 is the SS Concho at anchor in New York after being torn open by an unmarked rock in the Arthur Kill. She belonged to Sabine Towing and Transportation, out of Groves, Texas. I sailed on her for over a year, but I was off when this happened. You can just see the white "Diamond S" on the stack. The guy standing on deck wearing the red Sabine cap was the Bos'n. Can't remember his name. I was an Able seaman, then Quartermaster on her. This took place back in the seventies.
 "HMI Trader", ex. "Concho", ex. "Bradford Island".
( Photo thanks to James Giammatteo )

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 133. UMSC No. 2416. Off. nr. 247640.
Keel laid 05-02-1945. Launched 14-04-1945. Completed 26-04-1945. 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.
BRADFORD ISLAND-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
BRADFORD ISLAND-1948 for Cities Service Oil Company, New York, USA.
BRADFORD ISLAND-1975 for International Ocean Transport Corp., New York, USA.
BRADFORD ISLAND-1979a for Grand Bassa Tankers Incorparation, New York, USA.
CONCHO-1979b for Sabine Towing & Transportation Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
HMI TRADER-1998 for Hvide Marine Inc., Port Everglades, Florida, USA.
RADER-2000 for for Hvide Marine Inc., Port Everglades, Florida, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Bradford Island lengthened, widened and rebuilt in 1970 by new bow and cargo section built by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Beaumont, Texas. (old fore section broken up at Santander 1974)
New dimensions, 27 Tanks, 188,8 / 181,4 x 25,7 m, 18681 grt / 333266 dwt.
Reported Rader sold to shipbreakers in India. Arrived 25 Aug. 2000 to be broken up. Work began 28 Aug. 2000.