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Lebec - (1923-1926)
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Lebec, ex Hamer 1926
LOA 435 ', Beam 56 ', Depth 36 ' 6 ".
10,745 DWT, 76,281 bbls.
Triple expansion engine 48" stroke 10.6 knots
Built 1921 at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Alameda, California, for original owners as Hamer. Purchased by General
Petroleum Company in 1923 and acquired by Socony in 1926.
Brought around from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast and employed in lifting crude oil out of Colombia and Venezuela for
the northeastern ports of the US, Lebec continued in this work until after Pearl Harbor and the loss of Emidio, whereupon
she was returned to San Pedro, California, to replace the Emidio.
She was requisitioned for war service by WSA in April 1942, and bartered to the government in August 1944, in a two-
The Miramar Ship Index for "HAMER"
Scrapped at Richmond, Cal., 08.1947.
Additional information Starke & Schell registers :
HAMER - USA 1T (aft), (11)
6,900 grt for U. S. Shipping Board, San Francisco, 1047, 435.0 x 56.2
Tanker built by Bethlehem SB. Corp., Alameda, Calif., (7), #5273, 221358
1923 - LEBEC, General Petroleum Corp., San Francisco
1926 - Standard Transportation Co., Inc., New York
1931 - Standard-Vacuum Transportation Co., Inc., New York
1935 - Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc., New York
1945 - U.S. War Shipping Administration, New York
Sold to Franklin Shipwrecking Co., Hillside, N.J., Broken up at Richmond, Calif., Aug 1947,
at Kaiser Co., Inc., Yard No. 3