The First T2 Type Tankers

The T2 tanker design was first adapted from S.S. Mobilfuel and S.S. Mobilube, built for the Socony-Vacuum Company (later to become Mobile Oil). They were 501 feet six inches long overall, with a beam of 68 feet. They were rated at 9,900 tons gross, and a deadweight tonnage of 15,850 tons. They displaced about 21,100 tons. Six of these ships were built by Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard in Maryland.

Type T2
(Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard, MD)
Ship Built Hull# USMC Hull# Comments
Corsicana (I) 8/41 4353 142 Renamed KENNEBEC (AO 36), 1942. Laid up in Suisun Bay, 1970.
Caddo (I) 10/41 4354 143 Renamed MERRIMACK (AO 37), 1942. Stricken, December, 1958.
Calusa (I) 1/42 4355 144 Renamed WINOOSKI (AO 38), 1942. Renamed Calusa, 1946; Samuel L. Fuller, 1947; Seanymph, 1963; Meracoulosa, 1964. Scrapped, Kaohsiung, September, 1965.
Catwaba 2/42 4356 145 Renamed NEOSHO (II) (AO 48), 1942. Renamed Catawba, 1946; Tascalusa, 1947; Ascalusa, 1963. Scrapped Hamburg, February, 1964.
Colina (I) 3/42 4358 146 Completed as KANKAKEE (AO 39). November, 1968, laid up in James River.
Conastoga (I) 6/42 4359 147 Completed as LACKAWANNA (AO 40). Renamed Conastoga, 1946; Tatarrax, 1947; Thomas A., 1962; Padre Island, 1965. Scrapped Vinaroz, Spain, January, 1967.

Victory Ships and Tankers: The History of the "Victory" type cargo ships and of the Tankers built in the United States of America during World War II, by Leonard Arthur Sawyer and W. H. Mitchell. Published by Cornell Maritime Press, Cambridge MD.

Created by A. Davis Whittaker, Jr.