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Photographer:René Beauchamp [View profile]Title:AMOCO VIRGINIAAdded:Feb 23, 2014
Photo Category: Tankers built before 1970
T2 tanker Amoco Virginia in October 1973. I forgot where I took that photo. Somewhere on the US east coast.
Vessel Identification
Name:Point Milton
Former name(s):
- Hat Creek (Until 1957)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Oil Products Tanker
Gross tonnage:12,532 tons
Summer DWT:20,421 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1943
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (4)

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REG on Aug 19, 2015 18:14 (5 years ago)
T2 Tanker, originally built 7/43 as Hat Creek. Sold to Amoco in 1957, jumboized and renamed Amoco Virginia. In 1959 she survived a serious explosion and fire in Houston, Texas (see attachment below). However, she was repaired and placed back into service until finally scrapped in 1983. Attached below, the official Coast Guard report on the explosion and fire aboard Amoco Virginia:

shipjohn on Feb 25, 2014 16:01 (6 years ago)
Rene it's amazing how many little docks like this have "dried up" over the years. back then you got a ship, now it would be barges only for sure. Great shot thanks for posting. 1973 and theyre keeping the rust under control, what we can see anyway!
ChasB46 on Feb 23, 2014 23:29 (6 years ago)
Try Wikipedia or similar "Google" for T2 tanker. Too long an explanation for Forum
MattB on Feb 23, 2014 23:09 (6 years ago)
What is a "T2" tanker? She's certainly ancient, that's for sure !
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