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"Point Margo", ex. "Vantage Horizon", ex. "Westfield", ex. "Baltimore Trader", ex. "Port Republic",
behind her the "Observer" ex. "Trustco", ex. "Esso Shreveport", ex. "Front Royal".
Seen here in Port Said, during the early eighties.
( Photo Copyright Howard Foreman )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 404. UMSC No. 1785. Official nr. 247181.
Keel laid 11-10-1944. Launched 17-01-1945. Completed 29-01-1945. Gr. 10296 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 General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
PORT REPUBLIC-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
BALTIMORE TRADER-1947 for American Trading & Production Corporation, New York, USA.
WESTFIELD-1961 for Sea-Land Service Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
VANTAGE HORIZON-1968 for Vancor Steamship Corporation, New York, USA.
POINT MARGO-1978 for Point Endeavour Corporation, New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Westfield sold for possible conversion, laid up at Mobile, sold 1967, dismantled, machinery section joined to forebody of French s/t ISANDA (built 1955) with 19 feet new transition sectionjoined by Alabama DD. & SB. Co., Mobile.
New Dimensions 197.8 / 191.7 x 25.8 m, 19307 grt / 34303 dwt.
Reported Point Margo sold to shipbreakers in Pakistan. Arrived Gadani Beach 24 may 1983 to be broken up. [ By Abbas Steel Industry ]