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"Stanvac Manila" was build in 1944, as "La Mesa", by Sun S.B. & D.D. Co., Chester, Pa., Yardnumber # 426.
In 1947 she became "Stanvac Manila", Scrapped at Keelung 21.06.1962.
"Stanvac Manila", here departing Auckland, in the 1950's.
( Photo copyright Brent Chambers )

From The Canberra Times, Saturday 21 February 1948.
No action will be taken by waterfront unions to prevent the discharge of 3,500,000 gallons of petrol from the Netherlands East Indies, which arrived in the Vacuum Oil Company's tanker Stanvac Manila. This is the first shipment to reach Australia from the NEI since the war.
An official of the Waterside Workers' Federation said he did not know the Federation's policy on Dutch shipping but reaffirmed that no action would be taken.

"Stanvac Manila".
"Stanvac Manila" in rough weather.
"Stanvac Manila" at Wellington dock.
"Stanvac Manila".

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 426. UMSC No. 1771. Official nr. 246905,
Keel laid 29-07-1944. Launched 08-11-1944. Completed 21-11-1944. Gr. 10297 t., Net. 6236 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.
LA MESA-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
STANVAC MANILA-1962 for Oriental Trade & Transportation Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
STANVAC MANILA-1962 for Standard-Vacuum Transportation Company Ltd., London, Great Britain.
Additional Reports:
Reported Stanvac Manila sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Keelung 21 Jun. 1962 to be broken up, work began 21 Jul. 1962.