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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Mobiloil
Other name(s): Chiwawa, 1948-1962.; Lee A. Tregurtha, 1989.; U.S.S. Chiwawa, 1942-1948.; U.S.S. Samoset, 1942 as launched but never registered; Walter A. Sterling, 1962-1985.; William Clay Ford, 1985-1989.
Year ship built: 1942
Year engine built: 1942
Creator: Socony-Mobile Oil Co.
Final disposition: In service, as of December,2002.
Notes: T-3 type tanker. Built prior to the war, and had two names after being requisitioned by the U.S. Navy after the outbreak of WWII.
Remarks: Arrived in Toledo, Ohio in April, 1960. New midbody built at Hamburg, West Germany by Schleiker and twoed to Toledo and joined to old bow and stern to make a new bulk carrier. Lengthened in 1976 and made into a self-unloader.
Registry number: None
Hull number: 4378
Vessel type: Tanker
Contributor(s): Bethlehem Steel Corp.
Height: 37 ft.
Width: 68 ft.
Length: 487.6 ft.
Gross tonnage: 10278 t.
Net tonnage: 6270 t.
Engine type: Turbine
Piston 1: 2 cyl. plu
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