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Cornucopia, ex Sister Katingo

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Old 19th April 2009, 14:04
Bruce Carson Bruce Carson is offline
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Cornucopia, ex Sister Katingo

We have a member who is attempting to find a picture of an oil tanker, the 'Cornucopia', for an old seafaring friend who sailed on her in the 1970s and who does not have a computer.
I'm unable to find a copy online and wonder if a member has a photo of the ship that he/she can upload to the Gallery or EMail to me.
Or point to a picture on the web.
That would be much appreciated.
She was built at Bethlehem, San Francisco as the 'Sister Katingo' in 1958 and was later renamed 'Cornucopia'. Broken up in 2000.
Owners included Keystone Shipping and Union Oil.
Many thanks,
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Old 2nd May 2019, 15:33
mudnducs mudnducs is offline
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Sister Katingo > Cornucopia

I worked at Northwest Marine Iron Works shipyard when the Sister Katingo was converted to the Cornucopia. They cut the engine room off the Sister Katingo and welded it to a new forebody. But it became an LNG tanker as I recall. That was in 1977-1978. I was a trainee in the marine electrical shop....seeing the Katingo cut in half and the stern rewelded onto a new forebody was something I'll never forget.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 17:53
shipmate17 shipmate17 is offline  
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grt 20549.built 1958 by Bethlehem Pacific Coast San Francisco. as SISTER KATINGO.renamed 1978 CORNUCOPIA.scrapped China 2000.
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Old 2nd May 2019, 20:05
Wallace Slough Wallace Slough is offline  
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Cornucopia was a regular caller at Sacramento and Stockton with liquid ammonia used for fertilizer. I piloted her to both destinations on many occasions.
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Old 19th October 2019, 22:16
Austin74 Austin74 is offline
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Better late than never...

I came across this thread. I sailed on the Cornucopia from 1997-2000 and was with her when she was scrapped in China.

Here's a picture of her in 1999 transiting out of Cook Inlet

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Old 20th October 2019, 06:10
G0SLP G0SLP is offline  
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Oh, now there's a memory from the past - I saw this old girl as an LPG/ammonia carrier, in Ulsan, Korea, back in late 1992/early 1993. She was waiting to load ammonia for the US. No photo, I'm afraid, but just another small piece of info about her.
Mark Coultas
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