Ships Makers Plate from SS Chalmette
large Heavy Makers Plate from the SS Chalmette, a WWII Tanker. Very nicely restored. Approx. 18" long and 12" high.<br /><br />Chalmette<br /><br />Built: 6/44<br />Hull#: 69<br />USMC#: 1926 Later Names:<br />1948 Stanvac Brisbane<br />1951 Esso Lynchburg<br />1956 Lynchburg<br />1969 Marine Duval<br />History and Notes:<br />Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 19 June 1944 for charter to Pacific Tankers, San Francisco, CA. for operations. Sold to Standard-Vacuum Oil Co. in 1948 and renamed Stanvac Brisbane. Sold to Esso Standard Oil Co. of New York in 1951 and renamed Esso Lynchburg. Acquired by the Maritime Administration in 1955 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA. Acquired by the Navy, 17 November 1956 and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) and placed in service as USNS Lynchburg (T-AO 154) for charter to Marine Transport Lines, New York City, N.Y. for operations. Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register, and returned to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, TX., 29 October 1957. (Source: http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19154.htm)<br />Acquired by Marine Transport Lines in 1969 under terms of the Ship Exchange Act in exchange for traded-in ship Marine Collier (ex-Laconia Victory) on price-differential basis. Converted to molten supfur carrier in June 1969. New bow and midship sections (465ft 6in) by Bethlehem Steel Co., Baltimore (new measurements: 612ft oa x 80ft, 11,080GRT, 24,734DWT). Renamed Marine Duval. (Source: Victory Ships and Tankers)<br /><br />"Marine News" of March 2003 reported the following: "MARINE DUVAL (ex-LYNCHBURG, ESSO LYNCHBURG, STANVAC BRISBANE, CHALMETTE), 15,008 tons, 1944, turbo-electric chemical-sulphur tanker. Sold by Marine Sulphur Shipping Co./Marine Transport Corp., USA, to Indian breakers and arrived Mumbai 20/11/02. She had been laid up at Galveston since 28/10/00."<br /><br />2002-"Duva", Marine Sulphur Shipping Corp.( Marine Transport Corp.), USA. 2003 - Arrived at Alang, India on 14 January, 2003 for breaking up.
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