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 "Appomattox". Broadside view of ship underway transporting airplanes. October 13th, 1944.
( Photo US Coast Guard )
"Globe Explorer", ex. "Appomattox".
New York September 11, 1963.
The 572-foot American freighter GLOBE EXPLORER, out of New York, caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean today 270 miles east of Cape Charles, Va. Her crew reportedly was abandoning ship.
( APWirephoto )
"Globe Explorer", ex. "Appomattox", at Odessa.
New York May 20, 1964.
The American ship GLOBE EXPLORER is moored at pier in Odessa, Russia, where it is making delivery of 23,000 tons of U.S. wheat. The GLOBE EXPLORER, and a second American ship, are making  the deliveries as part of the American-Russian trade deal. The shipments marked the first time wheat was handed at Odessa.
( APWirephoto via cable from Moscow )
"Overseas Bulker, ex. "Overseas Explorer", ex. "Globe Explorer", ex. "Appomattox",
ex. "Amoco Carolinas", ex. "Pan Carolinas", ex. "Appomattox".
( Photo Copyright David Boone )
 "Overseas Bulker, ex. "Overseas Explorer", ex. "Globe Explorer", ex. "Appomattox", ex. "Amoco Carolinas",
ex. "Pan Carolinas", ex. "Appomattox", in English Channel, September 21th, 1973.
( Photo Copyright Reserved )
 "Norma M. Byrne", ex. "Overseas Bulker, ex. "Overseas Explorer", ex. "Globe Explorer", ex. "Appomattox",
ex. "Amoco Carolinas", ex. "Pan Carolinas", ex. "Appomattox" at Malta, about August 1974.
( Photo Copyright Reserved )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 289. UMSC No. 357. Official nr. 243847.
Keel laid 10-04-1943. Launched 21-07-1943. Completed 31-07-1943. Gr. 10195 t., Net. 6246 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
APPOMATTOX-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
PAN CAROLINAS-1948 for Pan American Transport & Petroleum Company, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
PAN CAROLINAS-1954 for American Oil Company, Baltimore, USA.
AMOCO CAROLINAS-1956 for American Oil Company, Baltimore, USA.
APPOMATTOX-1963 for Mathiasen's Tanker Industries Inc , Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
APPOMATTOX-1965 sold to Maritime Overseas Corp. and dismantled, stern section joined to forebody of bulk carrier GLOBE EXPLORER, bow and cargo section joined to stern of GLOBE EXPLORER and sold for scrapping. for previous history of cargo section see under KETTLEMAN HILLS (Marinship), resulting vessel 13,810 grt, 555.2 x 75.2' joined by Maryland SB. & DD. Co., Baltimore delivered 3/65
GLOBE EXPLORER-1965 for Sea Liberties Inc., New York, USA.
OVERSEAS XPLORER-1968 for Sea Liberties Inc., New York, USA.
OVERSEAS BULKER-1968 for Interseas Bulk Carriers Inc., New York, USA.
NORMA M. BYRNE-1974 for Norma Shipping Corporation, Panama.
Additional Reports:
Reported Appomattox changed forward section in 1944 at Marinship Corporation, Sausolito.
Reported Globe Explorer lengthened, widened and converted into bulk carrier in 1965 at Verolme United Shipyards, Rotterdam.
1965 New Dimensions 174.4 / 168.1 x 22.9 m, 13810 grt / 20745 dwt.
Reported Norma M. Byrne sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Vinaroz 11 Mar 1977 to be broken up. [ By Desguaces Maritima ]