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Liberty Ship Tankers
Posted by sharkbait on Monday, October 29, 2018 7:29 AM

I read that some Liberty Ships (not T-2s) were built as tankers.

Anyone have info plans or photos on these versions? 

Google has got nothing on this.

Might be an interesting conversion of a kit. 

Just curious.

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    April, 2016
Posted by Staale S on Monday, October 29, 2018 7:58 AM

sharkbait

I read that some Liberty Ships (not T-2s) were built as tankers.

Anyone have info plans or photos on these versions? 

Google has got nothing on this.

Might be an interesting conversion of a kit. 

Just curious.

 

This seems to be a bit of a motherlode:

http://www.aukevisser.nl/t2tanker/t-tankers-2/id1130.htm

 

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 29, 2018 9:38 AM

For a group of ships numbering almost 3,000, it's hard to know. I haven't seen where any were built as tankers, however there were hundreds of them still in service after the war and they were used/ modified to do all kinds of things.

One fundamental problem was that they were ssslllooowwww. Even the T2s had turbine engines, not the old triple expansion steam piston engine from the earlier part of the Century. They could carry fuel as cargo I'm sure, but wouldn't work as fleet oilers.

If you do find info, Sharkbait; please share.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 29, 2018 9:54 AM

Z-ET1-S-C3.

62 were converted, Aukie Visser does have a page. That'll link to pictures.

http://www.aukevisser.nl/t2tanker/t-tankers-2/id1121.htm

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