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Photographer:tonylast [View profile]Title:YianninaAdded:Dec 27, 2007
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)
I apologize for the quality, but I took this shot (as with some others I am posting) when I was a child with no photography knowledge and a cheap and indifferent camera.

Launched 7 July 1943 at New Orleans, LA, by the Delta SBCo. as *John Stagg,* hull no. 67, for the War Shipping Administration, Washington, DC, a Z-ET1-S-C3 “Liberty” ship tanker, managed by Bernuth-Lubcke Co., New York. 422.8’ x 57’ x 34.8;’ 7176 gt, 4380 nt; triple expansion steam engine, 24.5”-37”-70” x 48,” 2500-ihp, built by American SBCo., Lorain.

Later *Takoil* ((1950). Converted to a general cargo ship and lengthened 1954-55: 511’6” x 57’ x 26’2.75;” 8513 gt, 5696 nt. Later *National Servant* (1954) and *Yiannina* (1961). Broken up at Hirao 1968.

Shown arriving in the anchorage off Jones Island, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, August 1962.
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Milko Kronja on Feb 18, 2008 22:35 (10 years ago)
No need to apologize, great sample of lenghtened Liberty vessel.

Regards - M. Kronja
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