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Fort Lane
"Fort Lane".
( Photo thanks to Jim Scates )
"Phoinix", ex. "Esso Cristobal", ex. "Esso La Salina", ex. "Esso Nassau", ex. "Fort Lane",
arriving at Bremen, 9 th of February, 1963.
( Local newspaper photo )

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 132. UMSC No. 2415. Off. nr. 247617.
Keel laid 27-01-1945. Launched 07-04-1945. Completed 19-04-1945. 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.
FORT LANE-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
FORT LANE-1948 for Lanmore Company, Fort Lane Corporation Inc., Panama.
FORT LANE-1950 for Fort Lane Corporation, Wilmington, Panama.
ESSO NASSAU-1957 for Panama Transport Company, Panama.
ESSO LA SALINA-1958 for Compania de Petroleo Lago Maracaibo, Venezuela.
ESSO CRISTOBAL-1962a for Panama Transport & Navigation Company S.A., Panama.
PHOINOX-1962b for Stefanos N. Difonis, Piraeus, Greece.
PHOINOX I-1963a for United Cross Navigation Corporation, Monrovia, Liberia.
PHOINOX I-1965 for Akon Limited, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Phoinox I sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 9 May 1965 to be broken up. Work began Aug. 1965.