DON ERNESTO - Guayaquil, Ecuador        Call sign - HCDJ    IMO number - 5297189

Location - Underway in the St. Lawrence River near Montreal, Quebec, Canada      Photograph Date - April 1977    
Photographer - Rene Beauchamp (Willem VanMaanen collection)    Added to archive - 11 Feb 2003    Last updated - 11 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched - 6 August 1945
  Delivered - 1947

  (a) Lafitte - changed before launch
  (b) Quinnebaug - flag ? (1948)
  (c) Transpan - Panama (1960)
  (d) River Transport - Canada (1975)
  (e) Don Ernesto - Panama

  Her career since then is unknown

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Oil Tanker
  Gross tonnage - 4,350
  Net tonnage - 1,649
  Deadweight tonnage - 3,041
  L.O.A. - 99.12 m
  L.B.P. - 94.19 m
  Width overall - 14.74 m
  Width moulded - 14.70 m
  Draught - 5.89 m
  Depth - 6.66 m

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - St. John's River Shipbuilding Co.
  Country - Jacksonville, Florida
  Hull number - 90
  Engine builder - Enterprise Engineering & Foundry Co., San Francisco, California
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - 8-cylinder diesel
  Horsepower - 1,200
  Speed - 9 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* Her construction was started in 1945 at Jacksonville, Florida however she was completed and lengthened from her original configuration in 1947 at the Maryland Drydock Company facility at Baltimore, Maryland. She was to be named Lafitte for the U.S. Navy however the contract was cancelled before completion because World War II had ended.

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

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