|Photographer:||Marc Piché [View profile]||Title:||PRESIDENT JOHNSON||Added:||Aug 01, 2007|
||General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)|
|PRESIDENT JOHNSON: laid down as a Maritime Commission C-3-S-A4 by Western Pipe & Steel Co of San Francisco in 1946 and launched as SEA PHOEBE. IMO 5283968. Acquired by American President Lines in July 1946 and renmaed PRESIDENT McKINLEY. In 1968, APL renamed her PRESIDENT JOHNSON to free her previous name for new construction. A year later, she was sold to Pinedale Shipping Inc. of New York to become their PINEDALE. She lasted about a year as such and went to the breakers at Kaohsiung in February 1970.
Photo taken in April 1969 in San Francisco Bay by my longtime friend George Lamuth.