TEXACO RHODE ISLAND - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA       Call sign - WFDW     IMO number - 6418754     Owner - Texaco Refining & Marketing Inc., USA

Location - Photographed while she was pasing under the Golden Gate Bridge in California, USA     Photograph Date - 14 September 1985
Photographer - Ray Thorsteinson - (Willem VanMaanen's collection)     Added to archive - 19 Feb 2003     Last updated - 22 Feb 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1964

  (a) Texaco Rhode Island - U.S.A. (1990)
  (b) Star Rhode Island - U.S.A. (1995)
  (c) Keystone Rhode Island - U.S.A.

  Arrived at Alang, India on 14 December 1996 for scrapping

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Oil tanker
  Gross tonnage - 16,584
  Net tonnage - 10,329
  Deadweight tonnage - 26,972
  L.O.A. - 184.31 meters (604'8")
  L.B.P. - 175.27 meters (575'0")
  Width overall - 23.91 meters (78'5")
  Width moulded - 23.78 meters (78'0")
  Draught - 8.68 meters (33'10")
  Depth - 13.49 meters (44'3")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Bethlehem Steel Company Inc. Shipbuilding division
  Country - Sparrows Point, Maryland, USA
  Hull number - 4599
  Engine builder - Bethlehem Steel Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - Steam turbines
  Horsepower - 15,000 shp (11,033 kW)
  Speed - 17.5 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none

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

* She was originally owned by States Tankers Inc., USA (Texaco Inc., manager)
* By 1987 Texaco Rhode Island was owned by Texaco Refining & Marketing Inc. (Texaco Marine Services Inc., manager)
* 13/14 September 1979 - Texaco Rhode Island was intentionally beached at Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A. in anticipation of hurricane "Frederic"
* 15 September 1979 - It is assumed that she was freed following the storm
* Early in 1990 Texaco Refining & Marketing Inc. renamed the ship Star Rhode Island
* In 1995 She was sold to Neptune International Inc., USA (Keystone Shipping Company, USA) and renamed Keystone Rhode Island
* Sold for scrap late in 1996
* 14 December 1996 Keystone Rhode Island arrived at Alang, India
* 15 January 1997 work on dismantling the ship began by workers of Somil Impect, India

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

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