Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 246354
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 323.75
Width 50.00
Depth 26.33
Gross Tonnage 3805.00
Net Tonnage 2123.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00013

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, 1953 (3857 gross - 2515 net). Tonnage change, 1963 (3827 gross - 2148 net). Tonnage change, 1968 (3857 gross - 2515 net).
History Built as C1-M-AV1 class cargo vessel for U.S. Maritime Commission. Commissioned by U.S. Navy on February 1, 1945; cleared Gulfport, MS, on February 24, 1945, arriving at Manus on April 5. Arrived in convoy at Subic Bay, April 24. Returned to Manus on June 1; departed for Samar, P.I., on June 7, unloading on June 28, returning to Manus on July 5. Departed on July 11 with aviation gas for New Zealand Air Force, from Lae to New Britain, arriving there on July 20. Made one voyage, Manus-Hollandia, returning with stock for repair in August, 1945, then sailed north to Samar and Subic Bay. After brief overhaul there in October, departed for Norfolk, VA, arriving there on December 23. Was decommissioned at Norfolk on January 18, 1946 and returned to Maritime Commission on January 25, 1946.
Disposition Sustained a fractured crankshaft in February, 1970; declared a constructive total loss. Arrived in tow at Castellon, Spain, on September 10, 1970, for scrapping.

Build Information

Builder Froemming Brothers, Inc.
Place Built Milwaukee, WI
Date Built 1944-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
BENNY VIKING1959-00-001963-00-00NORWAY
CHARLEVOIX (AK-168)1945-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
STELLA OCEANICA1963-00-001965-00-00PANAMA

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Cia. Nav. Stylma S.A.1965-00-001970-00-00PANAMA
Cie. de Nav. Indian Star Line S.A1963-00-001965-00-00PANAMA
D/S A/S Imica (Jens Henriksen, Mgr.)1947-00-001957-00-00NORWAY
Jasolinan Securities & Shipping, Inc.1965-00-001965-00-00PANAMA
O.N. Henriksen1957-00-001963-00-00NORWAY
U.S. Maritime Commission1944-00-001945-00-00U.S.246354
U.S. Maritime Commission1946-00-001947-00-00U.S.246354
U.S.Navy1945-00-001946-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY