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"Ventose", ex. "Lavera", ex. "Camp Defiance".
"Ventose", ex. "Lavera", ex. "Camp Defiance".
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"Ventose", ex. "Lavera", ex. "Camp Defiance".
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 "Transasia", ex. "Ventose", ex. "Lavera", ex. "Camp Defiance".
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Self-unloading bulkcarrier "Don Segundo Sombra", ex. "Transasia", ex. "Ventose", ex. "Lavera", ex. "Camp Defiance".

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 305. UMSC No. 15139. Off. nr. 246539.
Keel laid 01-06-1944. Launched 31-08-1944. Completed 28-09-1944. 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 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
CAMP DEFIANCE-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
LAVERA-1947 for Government of France, Rouen, France.
VENTOSA-1952 for Government of France, Rouen, France.
VENTOSA-1955 for Compagnie Nationale de Navigation, Rouen, France.
TRANSASIA-1961 for Heathcote Shipping Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas.
TRANSASIA-1962 for Cia Naviera Continental S.A., Monrovia, Liberia.
DON SEGUNDA SOMBRA-1964 for Gotaas-Larsen Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia.
DON SEGUNDA SOMBRA-1965 for Naviera Pan-Americana S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
DON SEGUNDA SOMBRA-1966 for Gotaas-Larsen S.r.l., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
DON SEGUNDA SOMBRA-1978 for Alianza Naviera Argentina S.A., Buennos Aires, Argentina.
Additional Reports:
Reported Don Segunda Sombra converted into to self-unloading bulk carrier in 1965, by Marinens Hovedverft, Horten, Norway.
New dimensions 4 Holds, 5 Hatches: 3,4 x 4,5 m., 1,1 14,3 14,3 14,3 x 10,6 m., 10843 grt / 14655 dwt.
Reported Don Segunda Sombra grounded 22 Jan. 1980 in position 43.43 N / 8.41 W, while being towed from San Nicholas to Bilbao for scrapping. Broke in three and left Ďas isí.