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( Photo thanks to Thomas Allen, who's father served as a radio officer on the Four Lakes (8 missions) and 1 mission on the Petersberg )
"Petersburg", sadly, not a very sharp photo.

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 296. UMSC No. 367. Official nr. 244561.
Keel laid 14-07-1943. Launched 30-10-1943. Completed 13-11-1943. Gr. 10195 t., Net. 6249 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
PETERSBURG-1943 completed for Paco Tankers Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
ALDINE-1956 for Theatre Navigation Corporation, Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Aldine sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Castellon 11 Jun. 1968in tow, to be broken up, work began in 07.1968 (vessel laid up at Orange, Texas since 02.10.1960) [ By Isaac Manuel Varela Davalillo ]