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"Stanvac Sydney", ex. "Valverde'.
( Photo copyright MPVB - Basil Harris )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 447. UMSC No. 1759. Official nr. 246569.
Keel laid 01-06-1944. Launched 15-09-1944. Completed 30-09-1944. 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.
VALVERDE-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
STANVAC SYDNEY-1947 for Oriental Trade & Transportation Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
STANVAC SYDNEY-1955 for Standard-Vacuum Transportation Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
UNION SYDNEY-1962 for International Union Line Inc., Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Union Sydney sold to shipbreakers in Japan. Arrived Yokohama 31 Jan. 1962, machinery removed at Yokohama, demolition of the hull began at Yokosuka in Jun.1962. [ By Ariki Shoten Kisen Kaisha ]