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"Hess Petrol", ex. "Evans Creek".
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 "Hess Petrol", ex. "Evans Creek".
3 old Hess T2-tankers, "Hess Trader", ex. "Fort Charlotte", at an unknown yard, in the middle.
Left "Hess Petrol" and right "Hess Refiner".

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 266. UMSC No. 550. Off. nr. 244735.
Keel laid 23-07-1943. Launched 11-11-1943. Completed 30-11-1943. 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.
EVANS CREEK-1943 for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
EVANS CREEK-1948 for National Bulk Carriers Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
HESS PATROL-1955 for Hess Tankship Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
VIRGO-1976 for Colby Shipping Company Inc., New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Hess Patrol lengthened, widened end rebuilt in 1961 by replacing cargo section with new mid-body section built by Bethelehem Steel Co., Inc., SB. Div., Sparrow's Point, Md., fitted at Key Highway Yard, Baltimore. Delivered Aug. 1961.
New dimensions 30 Tanks, 184.4 / 178.1 x 22.9 m, 13908 grt / 23284 dwt.
Reported Virgo sold to shipbreakers in Pakistan. Arrived Gadani Beach 7 Aug. 1982 to be broken up. [ By MEC Shipbreakers ]