link here to a fascinating exchange, I uploaded the photo on behalf of Stan at the time so it should be in his own gallery;
I also photographed her as SERAFIN TOPIC here, though I had no idea
LEICESTER 1944 7266 tgr Federal
From "The Liberty Ships" ;
The Federal S.N.Co's LEICESTER arriving
in tow at Bermuda in October 1948.
She had encountered an hurricane on the night
of Sep 14-15 while on a voyage in ballast from
Tilbury to New York. "
Leicester was one of the 2 'Liberty' ships acquired by Federal SN after WWII. 'Stafford' was the other.
Built: 1944 Bethlehem-Fairfield, Fairfield
Owners: Federal Steam Navigation
1944: Built as 'Samesk' for MOWT
1947: To FSN, r/n 'Leicester'
1958: Serafin To