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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Aquidaban

Other name(s): Transford II

Ship owner: B. Line Steamship Co.; Cia Internacional de Productos; Meroe Transportation Co.; New England Steamship Co.; Standard Oil Company of Trinidad; Transford Corp.; Trinidad Leaseholds, LTD.; Trinidad Shipping Co., Ltd.

Ship builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Elizabeth, New Jersey

Ship re-builder: United Dry Docks, Inc., Brooklyn, New York

Engine builder: H. G. Trout, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1920

Year engine built: 1920

Final disposition: In Lloyds Register, 1974 and American Bureau, 1976 & 1981.


On the Great Lakes in the 1930's. Sold to the British in 1940. Signal Letters MFDS.

Rebuilds: Converted to tanker by United Dry Docks, Inc., Brooklyn, New York, in 1934 (1703 gross / 1016 net).

British measures, 1940: 245 ft. x 40 ft. 2 in. x 17 ft. 7 in.; 1736 gross  / 1106 net

a) Aquidaban (Paraguay, 1920-1923)

b) Aquidaban (United States, 1923-1925, US. 223068)

c) Transford II (United States, 1925-1940)

d) Transford II (Great Britain, 1940-1981, BR.171877)



1) Cia Internacional de Productos (1920-1923)

2) (Intentionally blank), New York, N.Y. (1923-1925)

3) Meroe Transp. Co. (1925-1928)

4) B. Line Steamship Co., (1928-1929)

5) New England Steamship Co., (1929-1934)

6) Transford Corp. (1934-1940)

7) Trinidad Leaseholds, (1940-1945)

8) Standard Oil Company of Trinidad (1945-    )

9) Trinidad Shipping Co., Ltd. (1956-1981)

Registry number: US.223058; BR.171877

Hull number: 2154

Vessel type: Reefer; Tanker

Height: 17.7 ft.

Width: 40.2 ft.

Length: 245 ft.

Stroke length: 20 in.

Gross tonnage: 1736

Net tonnage: 1106

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 11 in.

Piston 2: 18 in.

Piston 3: 29 in.

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