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W.C. Fairbanks - (1935-1940)
"W.C. Fairbanks", during the war.
Built as "Harold Walker", in 1917 for Pan-American.
Sold as "W.C. Fairbanks", to Pure Oil Co., sold in 1943 to Russia as "Emba", returned to US Navy as "Banshee".
Renamed again as "W.C. Fairbanks" in 1946 for US Government.
Scrapped in Shanghai in 1948.
"Harold Walker", in 1917 at the outfitting pier by Wm. Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia.
( Photo thanks to John Curdy )
The Miramar Ship Index for "HAROLD WALKER"
1935 W.C. FAIRBANKS - 1943 EMBA - 1944 W.C. FAIRBANKS -
1944 BANSHEE - 1946 W.C. FAIRBANKS
Scrapped at Shanghai 1948 [ By Asia Development Corp. ]
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
HAROLD WALKER - 1917, USA, 1T (aft), (10½)
6,785 GRT for Pan American Petroleum & Transport Co., Los Angeles, 430.0 x 58.2
Tanker built by W. Cramp & Son Ship & Eng. Bld., Co., Philadelphia, (6), #440, 215152
1933 - Pan-American Foreign Corp., Wilmington, Del.
1935 - W. C. FAIRBANKS, Pure Oil Co., Inc., Baltimore
1940 - Sinclair Refining Co., Inc., New York
1943 - EMBA U.S.S.R. - chartered from U.S. Maritime Commission on lend-lease, RU
1944 - W. C. FAIRBANKS U.S. War Shipping Administration, New York, US
(12/1944 - 2/1946 BANSHEE (IX-178) U. S. Navy - depot tanker
1946 - W. C. FAIRBANKS U. S. Maritime Commission, New York
Sold 1948 to Asia Development Corp., Shanghai, for scrapping, while laid up at Subic Bay.