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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"
IDNo:
2215152
Year:
1917
Name:
HAROLD WALKER
Keel:
Type:
Tanker
Launch Date:
03.05.1917
Flag:
USA
Date of completion:
06.1917

Tons:
6785
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
440
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
131.1
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
17.7
Builder:
Wm Cramp & Sons
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Philadelphia
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1T-10.5

Subsequent History:
1935 W.C. FAIRBANKS - 1943 EMBA - 1944 W.C. FAIRBANKS -
1944 BANSHEE - 1946 W.C. FAIRBANKS

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Shanghai 1948 [ By Asia Development Corp. ]

History:
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Registered Owner
215152
2215152
1917
HAROLD WALKER
6785
Pan-American Petroleum & Tpt Co.
215152
2215152
1917
HAROLD WALKER
6785
1933
Pan-American Foreign Corp.
215152
2215152
1917
W.C. FAIRBANKS
6785
1935
Pure Oil Co Inc.
215152
2215152
1917
W.C. FAIRBANKS
6785
1940
Sinclair Refining Co Inc.
2215152
1917
EMBA
6785
1943
USSR
IX-178
2215152
1917
BANSHEE
6785
1944
U.S. Navy
215152
2215152
1917
W.C. FAIRBANKS
6785
1944
U.S. Govt.
215152
2215152
1917
W.C. FAIRBANKS
6785
1946
U.S. Govt.

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.