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Platt Park
Launching of the "Platt Park", on December 13th,1944.
An amazing color photo taken by Grant Ridley, who was a photographer at Kaiser's Swan Island
shipyard in Portland Oregon, during WWII.
( Thanks to his son Richard Ridley )
"Caltex Gothenburg", ex. "Platt Park".

History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 115. UMSC No. 2398. Off. nr. 247081.
Keel laid 03-11-1944. Launched 13-12-1944. Completed 08-01-1945. 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.
PLATT PARK-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
PLATT PARK-1948 for Overseas Tank Ship Corporation, Panama.
CALTEX GOTHENBURG-1952 for Overseas Tank Ship Corporation, Panama.
Additional Reports:
Reported Caltex Gothenburg sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung 11 Jun. 1967 to be broken up.