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OPEQUON

OPEQUON

A T2 tanker built by the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in December 1943. The type T2-SE-A1 tanker was the most common type of wartime tanker to be built, there being 481 of them delivered between 1942 and 1945.
Power was provided by a Turbo-Electric drive. A steam turbine generator was

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The Florence was a frequent visitor to the Columbia River, carrying grain to her native Taiwan (Eddie SS Co). She was scrapped at Kaohsiung, February 1977. Long time in service.
 

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R651400, sold to Niarchos in 1956 and renamed World Trust, operated as a tanker until 1962 when she was lengthened, widened and converted to a bulk carrier, 12,839 grt. Renamed World Charm. Sold in 1966 and renamed Florence. She continued trading until 1979 when she was broken up at Kaohsiung in February.
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I have done some surveys on the old MARINE DUVAL and the MARINE FLORIDIAN. both ships had T-2 sterns welded onto sulphur carrier forebodies. I see where they have been scrapped.
 

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