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"Seven Seas", ex. "Harpers Ferry".
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"Virginia Trader" ex. "Seven Seas", ex. "Harpers Ferry".
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"Virginia Trader" ex. "Seven Seas", ex. "Harpers Ferry", with on the left an unknown T1-tanker.
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History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 300. UMSC No. 373. Official nr. 244798.
Keel laid 16-09-1943. Launched 13-12-1943. Completed 27-12-1943. Gr. 10195 t., Net. 6370 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 161,26 m., Br. 21,00 m., Dr. 8,08 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots.26 Tanks.
HARPERS FERRY-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
SEVEN SEAS-1947 for North American Shipping & Trading Company, New York, USA.
SEVEN SEAS-1956 forU.S. Department of Commerce, New York, USA.
VIRGINIA TRADER-1957 for American Trading & Production Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
VIRGINIA TRADER-1972 for American Trading & Transportation Company Inc., New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Virginia Trader 1966 cargo section replaced with cargo section removed from s/s MISSION DE PALA (during conversion to tracking ship) - old cargo section broken up in Spain
1966 New Dimensions 159,57 loa x20,78 m. 9962 grt / 17613 dwt.
Reported Virginia Trader sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Burriana 6 Nov. 1975 to be broken up. [ By Aguilar y Peris ]