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Below, more on the history of the Gulfking. In 1985 she was sold to American Heavy Lift and renamed simply the "King". In 1996 she was again renamed the "Captain H. A. Downing". She was transferred to the National Defense Reserve Fleet in 2010.

http://www.gulfhistory.org/specs/ships/page5.html
 

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With that distinctive sea and hazy sky, I venture to suggest photo taken in the Persian Gulf, she is obviously just loaded and outbound. Pilot still on board.

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Captain H.A. Downing. Yes, this is the same tanker as the Gulfking:

https://www.balticshipping.com/vessel/imo/5137767
 

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