Requisitioned Auxiliary – Gulfpoint


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Official No:                              219890

Builder:                                   Bethlehem Steel Co Shipbuilding Division, Sparrows Point MD

Launched:                               1920

Pennant No:                           

Into Service:                            WW2

Out of service:                         1946

Fate:                                      2q/1950 broken up



Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of a group of additional American ships which served as Escort Oilers during WW2


Career Data:

2 March 1920 launched by Behlehem Steel Co Shipbuilding Division, Sparrows Point, MD as Yard Nr 4190 named Hahatonka for the United States Shipping Board

24 April 1920 completed

1923 purchased by Gulf refining Co (later restyled as Gulf Oil Corporation, Philadelphia and renamed Gulf Point

3 December 1941 sailed Port Arthur independently to Jacksonville arriving 8 December 1941

April 1942 owners became US WSA – name unchanged

WW2 fitted and served as an Escort Oiler – name unchanged

5 October 1943 sailed Hampton Roads as an Escort Oiler in convoy UGS 20

1 November 1943 convoy UGS 20 arrived at Port Said  – the ship had detached to Oran

1946 returned to WSA Reserve Fleet and was laid up

2q/1950 arrived at Baltimore for demolition by Patapsco Scrap Company