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GoodOkieDad 16th October 2005 21:31

Searcing For Two Tankers Used In World War II
 
Hello to all! I am new to this site. I am trying to find some pictures of a couple of tankers that my dad was on during World War II. They were the...Chaco Canyon and the W.H. Libby. If anyone has any photos's of these two tankers that they could share with me, I would appreciate it very much! Or if anyone has any info. that they could share???

Thanks,
GoodOkieDad

fred henderson 16th October 2005 22:54

Welcome to the site. I expect that one of our members will be able to help your specific quest. Please also take a broader interest in the maritime world and join in our discussions. All views are valid and the more radical opinions fire the debate.

Fred

Doug Rogers 16th October 2005 23:10

Welcome aboard
 
Welcome to the site, I am sure that you will receive some help from the members with your search for the two tankers.

Dave Edge 17th October 2005 01:22

I don't have any photo's but the "Chaco Canyon" was a standard 'T2' design built by Kaiser Company, Portland, Oregon in 1944. In 1947 she was bought by Anglo-Saxon (Shell)and renamed "Thallepus". 12 September 1961 arrived Port Glasgow to be broken up.
"W. H. Libby" belonged to the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and was built in 1921 by G. M. Standifer Construction Corp. of Washington State. She was 7992 gross, 12495 deadweight tons. I believe she survived the war but I don't know her fate.

mclean 17th October 2005 16:37

Chaco Canyon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GoodOkieDad
Hello to all! I am new to this site. I am trying to find some pictures of a couple of tankers that my dad was on during World War II. They were the...Chaco Canyon and the W.H. Libby. If anyone has any photos's of these two tankers that they could share with me, I would appreciate it very much! Or if anyone has any info. that they could share???

Thanks,
GoodOkieDad

Hi. If you go to the site Helderline.nl, you will find a phot of the Thallapus, ex Chaco Canyon. Regards Colins

janbonde 17th January 2006 21:20

W.H.Libby Says she is listed under American flag then Panamanian from 1940 found her name in a couple of convoy lists

ruud 18th January 2006 14:30

Ahoy GoodOkieDad,

Welcome aboard, enjoy yourself on this fine ship and her crew, as we do; looking forward to your postings.
From Holland

R58484956 18th January 2006 14:51

Welcome GoodokieDad to the site enjoy it and as you can see ask a question and in a short time up pops the answer and a happy new year to you.

edward 18th January 2006 18:28

welcome on board goodokiedad you will enjoy this ship,regards.edward

Phill 18th January 2006 18:31

for Chaco Canyon there is a photo of which was wrongly spelt as THALEPUS downloaded by WLH Plus a few threads,.......................................... .........................
T2-SE-A1 was the workhorse of the tanker fleet (481 built):
• 523 feet long overall
• 68 foot beam
• 30 foot draft
• 10,448 Gross tons
• 21,880 Loaded displacement tons
• 6,000 shaft horsepower Turbo-Electric propulsion
• Speed 14.5-16 knots
• Liquid capacity 141,200 barrels (42 gallons or 162 litres per barrel). [nearly 6 million gallons]

A T-2 tanker….Hull No 77 Chaco Canyon, Class T2-SE-A1, delivered 1944, purchased in 1947 from the USMC By Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co London Renamed Thallepus, scrapped in 1961 at Port Glasgow.
Phill


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