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Anzoategui

Anzoategui

An unknown ship in Port of Houston, Texas, on July 8th 1952. Description: A crane in the background loading materials on a ship. A car is also parked at the ship.

Don't look like Cyrillic letters - is YVCR the name of the ship ? Edit: Venezuelan call letters - name ending in Uzcategui. Edit: Anzoategui.

Photo: Public Domain. Original Collection: James H Branard, Port of Houston, Texas. Donor: Mimi Branard King, Houston.

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It has the call letters of a Venezuelan ship on the bow, like they all did then, somebody here probably has a directory. It looks to have been formerly of Poland.
 

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Thanks Eric.

Since they are call letters of a Venezuelan ship, the last part of her name could perhaps be Uzcategui - named for a person of that family name.

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The name written underneath, using a Miramar search with the visible letters gives -

ANZOATEGUI built 1947 launched as MAYA then ANZOATEGUI - 55 YUCATAN - 70 SAN SALVADOR - 72 BUENO - 75 PALMETTO - 12.80 BU Barranquilla

why the name has been overpainted to replaced by her call letters I have no idea
 

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Thank you very much Graham for the identification of the ship and the additional details.

Since the photo was taken in 1952, the name must still be Anzoategui, so I'll transfer the photo to the cargo ships under that name.

Regards.
 

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