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Hood River
"Hood River".
( Photo thanks to John Swofford, son of James A. Swofford of Benton, Illinois, USA,
oiler at the time on this vessel )
"Hood River". A postcard with printed name off the vessel.
During the war these tankers didn't have a name on them.
"Caltex Cape Town", ex. "Hood River".

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 93. UMSC No. 1950. Off. nr. 246673.
Keel laid 11-08-1944. Launched 22-09-1944. Completed 18-10-1944. 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. Derricks: 2 x 2 t., 2 x 5 t. Call sign: HOFY.
HOOD RIVER-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
HOOD RIVER-1948 for Overseas Tank Ship Corporation, Caltex, Panama.
CALTEX CAPE TOWN-1952 for Overseas Tank Ship Corporation, Caltex, Panama.
Additional Reports:
Reported Caltex Cape Town sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 30 Apr. 1967 to be broken up, work began 6 Aug. 1967.