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Early LPG Tanker

Taken at Santos Approx 1971

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Ninja, nice photo of one of the very first LPG ships, owned by Øivind Laurentzen of Norway.

I am 99% sure this is the converted Liberty ship "Thomas F. Bayard" built by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, MD (Yard no-. 139), launched on 24/05/1943 & delivered 31/05/1943.

She was converted to an LPG carrier ( 29 vertical cylindrical tanks ) at Kiel in 1961 and renamed " Ultragas Sao Paulo".

She was again converted (at Santos) from 27/02/1969 for use as a GROUNDED, permanent, non-propelled, storage LPG tank depot at Santos & this, I believe, is how we see her here.

Her ultimate fate is unknown.

Regards,
Rick
 

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I would beg to differ,

C1-A Cape Nun, built 7.44 1947 Bowmonte 1953 Converted to gas carrier in Kiel, renamed Gasbras Norte 1961 Mundogas Norte 1971 Engines removed, storeship.

Another C1-A conversion was Cape Diamond converted in the US in 1947 to become the worlds first LPG ship as Natalie O Warren, 1961 Mundogas West, broken up Spain 1967

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Cisco
 

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Cisco,
thanks for that ---I did say only 99% !!!
I could not locate a photo of the "Gasbras Norte " to compare & I am no expert on American War -built vessels.
I considered that the accomodation did not look correct for a Liberty but considered it might have been modernised during the rebuild.

Well done & regards,
Rick
 

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