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Ship pictures by Chuck Durand

Picture of the Evergreen State - launched as the SS William Frederic Kraft, Pusan, South Korea, 1952 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Albert S Burleson, Gatun Lake, Panama, June 1950, Atlantic-bound - Provided by Chuck Durand

Canadian ship SS Lake Minnewanka, June 1950, Panama Canal, Atlantic-bound - Provided by Chuck Durand

Former SS Netherlands Victory, renamed Pelican State, discharging nitrate at Nagoya, Japan, October 1949 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Pelican State again, loading grain, Astoria, Oregon, late 1949 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Linfield Victory, September 1949, entering Long Beach, California - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Charles Paddock, April 1946, Communipaw, NJ, renamed Demetrius, abandoned July 1967 off Diego Suarez - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Sea Falcon in 1946, built at Pascagoula, MS - Provided by Chuck Durand

Former SS William H Lane, renamed Port-en-Bessin under French flag. Picture made in Chanaral, Chile, in 1949. Scrapped Shanghai 1968 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Winchester Castle at Durban, South Africa, in 1946 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Whistler of the United States Line, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1946 - Scrapped at Karachi in 1975 - provided by Chuck Durand

Cornhusker Mariner aground at entrance to Pusan, South Korea, 1952 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Sea Falcon anchored at Beira, Mozambique - Provided by Chuck Durand

African Crescent at Brooklyn, NY, in November 1946 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Meridian Victory at anchor in Pusan, South Korea, 1952 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Liberty Ship SS Michael J Goulandris, ex-SS Lawrence J Brengle, anchored at Narvik, Norway, 1950 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Original SS Cody Victory transferred to Peru and renamed Yavari. Photo made in Panama Canal in September 1948. Caught fire at Los Angeles in 1968 and sold to shipbreakers in 1969 but sank in March 1969 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Another picture of the Yavari - see above. - Provided by Chuck Durand

Troop transport General William Mitchell at Manila, PI, in mid 1948 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Martha Hendrik Fisser, Narvik, Norway 1950, Port of registry was Emden, Germany - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Martha Hendrik Fisser, Narvik, Norway 1950, at the iron ore dock. Port of registry was Emden, Germany - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Santa Paula at Curacao, West Indies, 13 June 1950, Grace Lines - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Merkur at Kobe, Japan, about 1950, British-flagged - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Edgar F Luckenbach at Portland, Oregon, May 1950 - Provided by Chuck Durand

USCG Inspection of SS Robert Luckenbach at Boston, Massachusetts, 14 November 1951. Pictured is number 2 lifeboat. Bill Gutow is on the tiller - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS City of Durham at Durbam, South Africa, Spring of 1947 - Provided by Chuck Durand

British three-stacker at Mombasa, Kenya, December 1946. On left is a Scandinavian freighter and on the right is a three-stack British passenger liner - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Jeanny (ex-Allatoona) topping off at Tandjung Uban, Binton Isle - a T-2 tanker. Photo made 1948 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Jersey City (British), Atlantic-bound in Panama Canal, 5 September 1949 - Provided by Chuck Durand

T2 tanker (ex-Allatoona) loading cargo at Cartagena, Colombia, Sep 1948 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Mormacrey at Portland, Oregon, 1950 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Grace Lines passenger-cargo vessel SS Santa Isabel, Atlantic-bound in Panama Canal, September 1949 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Sign on the shack at Ras Tanura. In addition to the No Smoking sign in about ten languages, it reads No Shore Leave, No Dock Leave - Saudi Arab Customs - Violation of this rule will stop loading immediately. Taken in 1947 while aboard T-2 tanker SS Jeanny (ex-Allatoona ) - Provided by Chuck Durand

The ice-breaking cutter Westwind is shown coming alongside the LSD USNS Lindenwald at Hamilton Inlet, Labrador, in June of 1957 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Reuben Tipton, C2, Lykes Lines, Stockton, CA, 1952, named after the earlier ship sunk off Trinidad in October 1942 - Provided by Chuck Durand

USS Sherburne AP205, Stockton, California, 1952 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS China Transport, C3, Pacific Transport Lines, at San Francisco, 1952. Was Sea Panther when laid down and for awhile was APA 42. Finally scrapped at Portland, OR - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Catawba Ford, San Francisco, 1952 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Swedish-flagged Los Angeles at Curacao, June 1950 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Close up picture same date and location as above - Provided by Chuck Durand

Norwegian-flagged ship Bougainville, Astoria, Oregon, October 1949 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Same ship and location as above - Provided by Chuck Durand

Portuguese-flagged vessel Alvelos at Curacao, June 1950 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Same ship, date and location as above - Provided by Chuck Durand

Norwegian-flagged Teranger at Portland, Oregon, May 1950 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Grace Lines cargo-passenger ship SS Santa Isabel at Callao, Peru, 1949 - Provided by Chuck Durand

SS Meridian Victory, February 1952. She ran upon a sunken reef at Suyong, South Korea, escorted back to Kure, Japan, and went into dry dock. Photo shows Japanese workers trying to collect the bunker fuel draining from the punctured underside. - Provided by Chuck Durand

2nd Assistant Engineer of SS Meridian Victory standing in dry dock of the Harima Shipyards at Kure, Japan, showing effects of running aground - Provided by Chuck Durand

Chuck Durand is red-leading the bow of SS Robert Luckenbach at Hoboken, NJ, November 1951 - Provided by Chuck Durand

Photo of the C-2 USS Pollux. On February 18, 1942, the 1193-ton U.S. Navy destroyer USS Truxtun and the 6,085-ton U.S. Navy supply ship USS Pollux en route Argentia, Newfoundland from Portland, Maine, ran ashore near Saint Lawrence, Newfoundland, in a snow storm despite having the newly developed and still-secret navigational aid called radar on board. Of the 389 persons on the two vessels, 203 were lost. The photo of the ship was provided courtesy of the National Archives, Washington, D.C. Looking at the picture of the ship, you'll notice she is carrying what appears to be her radar gear up on the flying bridge. Additionally, while she appears to be secure for sea, she still has a stage slung over the side up forward. I believe Truxtun was an old Navy four-stacker. Of interest was the subsequent expression of gratitude by a black steward's mate aboard one of the vessels, who subsidized the construction of playground equipment for a school at Saint Lawrence, Nfld. The Newfoundlanders had saved as many of the crews as was possible. The Pollux was laid down as the Comet in March of 1940, and when the Navy took her over in 1941 her name was changed. The Pollux was wrecked on Laron Head at the entrance to Saint Lawrence Harbor. - From a post card provided by Chuck Durand

Victory ship Green Mountain State (Flagstaff Victory at launching), pictured in a Seattle shipyard, February 15, 1950. Scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in May of 1971. - Provided by Chuck Durand

USAF photo of U.S. Army tugs ST-2129 and ST-2120 being launched from the well deck of Navy Landing Ship Dock #14, USS Rushmore, in Terrington Basin, Goose Bay, Labrador, on 5 June 1958 - Provided by Chuck Durand

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