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History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 336. UMSC No. 2061. Off. nr. 247686.
Keel laid 27-01-1945. Launched 04-04-1945. Completed 30-04-1945. 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.
KAPOSIA-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
KAPOSIA-1948 for National Bulk Carriers, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
KAPOSIA-1951 for NAmerican Tanker Corporation of Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
KAPOSIA-1955 for Sea Carriers Inc , Wilmington, Monrovia, Liberia.
PUNTA ARENAS-1960 for Soc. Anon, de Navegacion Petrola, Valparaiso, Chile.
Additional Reports:
Reported Punta Arenas lengthened and widened in 1960by replacing bow and cargo section with new forebody built by Schlieker Werft KG, Hamburg. Delivered Oct. 1960.
New Dimensions 27 Tanks, 175.1 / 166.1 x 24.0 m, 14392 grt / 23296 dwt.
Reported Punta Arenas sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan. Arrived Kaohsiung Nov. 1972 in tow to be broken up. [ By Great China Steel Enterprise Co., Ltd. ]