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Montrolite (1) - (1923-1926)
 
"Montrolite (1)".
 
"Montrolite (1)", seen here as "USS Marmora", as the Soviet tanker SS "Valerian Kuybyshev" at San Francisco, CA. circa 1943,
after having been transferred to the Soviet Union under Lend Lease.
Note the Soviet flag and name displayed under the bridge.

Mobile Floating Storage Tanker: Built in 1918 as SS Montrolite, at American Shipbuilding Co., Seattle, WA.
Chartered by Standard Oil of California, 22 April 1942
Transferred to the Soviet Union under terms of the Lend-Lease program, 14 October 1942, named SS Valerian Kuybyshev
Returned to the War Shipping Administration, 13 December 1944, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Acquired by the Navy from WSA under bareboat charter, 13 December 1944
Commissioned, USS Marmora, 13 December 1944, at Pearl Harbor, T. H., LT. Grant R. Olsen, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 11 February 1946, at Mobile, AL., delivered to War Shipping Administration, renamed SS J. S. Fitzsimmons
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to Pinto Island Metals Co., 1 February 1947.

Specifications:
Displacement 14,000 t.(lim.)
Length 436' 6"
Beam 57' 2"
Draft 24' (lim.)
Speed 9 kts
Cargo Capacity
Oil 76,300 Bbls
Complement
Officers 8
Enlisted 88
Armament
one single 5"/51 cal single purpose gun mount
one 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
Fuel Capacity
NSFO 7,700 Bbls
Propulsion
one Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Co. Vertical triple-expansion steam engine
three single end Scotch boilers, 200psi Sat°
two recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
single propeller, 2,800shp


Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :

MONTROLITE - 1918,  US, 1ST (aft)(10½)
6,835 grt for Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), New York,  419.6 x 57.2
Tanker build by Ames SB. Co., Seattle, Wash. ,  (8),  #4,  216747
1922 - re-engined  1T
1923 - Imperial Oil, Ltd., Montreal, CA , 150708
1926 - J. C. FITZSIMMONS,  Standard Oil Co. of California, San Francisco, US
1943 - VALERIAN KUIBYSHEV,  U.S.S.R.  (bareboat charter from U.S. War Shipping Admin.), RU
1944 - J. C. FITZSIMMONS,  U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco, US
12/1944 - MARMORA, U.S. Navy  (IX-189)  - station tanker
2/1946 - J. C. FITZSIMMONS, U.S. War Shipping Administration, San Francisco
Sold Feb. 1947 to Pinto Island Metals Co., Mobile, Ala. and scrapped.

The Miramar Ship Index for "MONTROLITE"
IDNo:
2216747
Year:
1918
Name:
MONTROLITE
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
08.06.1918
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
08.1918

DWT:
Yard No:
4
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
127.9
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
17.4
Builder:
Ames
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Seattle
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1ST-10.5

Subsequent History:
1926 J.C. FITZSIMMONS - 1943 VALERIAN KUIBYSHEV -
1944 J.C. FITZSIMMONS - 1944 MARMORA -
1946 J.C. FITZSIMMONS

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Mobile 02.1947.

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Names change
Registered Owner
150708
2216747
1918
MONTROLITE
6835
Standard Oil Co (New Jersey)
216747
2216747
1918
J.C. FITZSIMMONS
6835
1926
Standard Oil Co of California
2216747
1918
VALERIAN KUIBYSHEV
6835
1943
USSR
IX-189
2216747
1918
MARMORA
6835
1944
U.S. Navy
2216747
1918
J.C. FITZSIMMONS
6835
1946