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Stanvac Manila (II) - (1947-1962)
 
"Stanvac Manila" on 7th December 1957.
 
"Stanvac Manila" was build in 1944, as "La Mesa", by Sun S.B. & D.D. Co., Chester, Pa., Yardnumber # 426.
In 1947 she became "Stanvac Manila", Scrapped at Keelung 21.06.1962.
"Stanvac Manila", here departing Auckland, in the 1950's.
( Photo copyright Brent Chambers )
 
"Stanvac Manila" in rough weather.
 
"Stanvac Manila" at Wellington dock.
 
"Stanvac Manila".

From The Canberra Times, Saturday 21 February 1948.

NO UNION BAN ON IMPORTS, MELBOURNE, Friday.
No action will be taken by waterfront unions to prevent the discharge of 3,500,000 gallons
of petrol from the Netherlands East Indies, which arrived in the Vacuum Oil Company's
tanker Stanvac Manila. This is the first shipment to reach Australia from the NEI since
the war.
An official of the Waterside Workers' Federation said he did not know the Federation's
policy on Dutch shipping but reaffirmed that no action would be taken.

The Miramar Ship Index for "LA MESA"
IDNo:
2246905
Year:
1944
Name:
LA MESA
Launch Date:
08.11.1944
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
11.1944
Flag:
USA
Keel:

DWT:
16613
Yard No:
426
Length overall:
159.6
Ship Design:
T2-SE-A1
LPP:
153.3
Country of build:
USA
Beam:
20.7
Builder:
Sun
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Chester, Pa
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1TE-15

Subsequent History:
1947 STANVAC MANILA

Disposal Data:
Scrapped at Keelung 21.06.1962.

History:
ON  
ID  
Year
Name  
Tons  
Name change  
Owner
246905
2246905
1944
LA MESA
10297
U.S. Govt.
172803
2246905
1944
STANVAC MANILA
10297
1947
Socony-Vacuum Oil

Vessel Name:
STANVAC MANILA
Vessel ID:
500116308
Vessel Type:
Steamship
Tonnage:
10,724 gross
Engine:
Steamship
Abstract:
Visited Auckland 2 times between 27 Aug 1959 and 16 Oct 1959 (not all visits may be recorded in this database).