Auke Visser's Famous T - Tankers Pages     |   home
Fort McHenry
"Kocaeli", ex. "Fort McHenry" at Genoa, Italy, September 21th, 1957.
( Photo Copyright Giorgio Ghiglioni )
"Kocaeli", ex. "Fort McHenry".

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 27. UMSC No. 818. Off. nr. 244232.
Keel laid 27-06-1943. Launched 28-08-1943. Completed 18-09-1943. 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.
FORT McHENRY-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
KOCAELI-1948 for Turkish Government., Istanbul, Turkey.
KOCAELI-1952 for Denizcilik Bankasi TAO, Istanbul, Turkey.
KOCAELI-1955 for D.B. Deniz Nakliyati TAS, Istanbul, Turkey.
Additional Reports:
Reported Kocaeli laid up since Jun. 1959.
Reported Kocaeli sold to shipbreakers in Turkey. Arrived Halic 27 Mar. 1964 to be broken up. [ By Malatya Deniz Sanayii Ltd.]