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Gold Creek
"Gold Creek".
( Photo Copyright W.S.S. )
"Gold Creek".
Text with photo :
Martha's Vineyard, Mass. -  The 10,000 ton tanker "Cold Creek", loaded with fuel oil and gasoline lies agound four miles south of Gay Head. The Coast Gard reported the ship suffered extensive damage to her bottom. The vessel is operated by the Republic Oil Co. of Providence, RI. She was bound from Baytown, Texas to Providence. ( 6/26/1946 )
( News paper photo )

 "Pan Georgia", ex. "Gold Creek".
NAPI * I * Phila, Pa. - Wilmington, Del. - Tanker "Pan Georgia" exploded and burst into flames last night after unloading a cargo of high octane gasoline. Six of the 40 members were hospitalized, two believed dead after jumping overboard.

"Sealane", ex. "Pan Georgia", ex. "Gold Creek", as dredger.
"Sealane", ex. "Pan Georgia", ex. "Gold Creek", as dredger.
( Photo thanks to Harry Stott )
"Asialane", ex. "Sealane", ex. "Pan Georgia", ex. "Gold Creek", as dredger.
( Photo courtesy V(ic).H. Young & L.A. Sawyer )

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 341. UMSC No. 2614. Off. nr. 247899.
Keel laid 06-03-1944. Launched 12-05-1945. Completed 21-06-1945. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 8 knots. 26 Tanks.
GOLD CREEK-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
GOLD CREEK-1946 for National Bulk Carriers Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
PAN GEORGIA-1947 for National Bulk Carriers Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
SEALANE-1956 for Universe Tankships Inc., Monrovia, Liberia.
SEALANE-1963 for Continental Dredging Company, Monrovia, Liberia.
ASIALANE-1983 for Green Diamond Enterprises S.A., Panama.
Additional Reports:
Reported Gold Creek stranded off Gay Head, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachussetts 25 Jun. 1946 and badly damaged, whilst on voyage from Houston to Providence., with oil, refloated, heavy bottom damage, sold.
Reported Pan Georgia shortened and re-engined in 1947 at Todd Shipyard Corporation, New York. 1ST (aft)-(built 1946).
New Dimensions 14 Tanks, 148.4 / 142.2 m, 9179 grt.
Reported Pan Georgia exploded and burned, 23 Jul. 1953, while discharing high octane gasoline & fuel oil at Wilmington, Delaware, towed to Baltimore & laid up, arrived Kure May 1955 for conversion into suction dredger. Delivered Jun. 1956.
New Dimensions 6663 grt.
Reported Sealane reported broken up at Hong Kong 1981, arrived in tow prior 12 Jan. 1981, however apparently resold.
Reported Asialane Broken up (reported LCI 1983 “subsequently sold to breakers”)