S. S. Latham
The S. S. Latham was an oil tanker constructed by F. F. Ley & Company, in Mobile, Alabama. She was purchased by the American Fuel Oil and Transport Company and launched on May 6, 1920. She is the sister ship of the S. S. Selma.
The Latham's first voyage was to transport oil from Tampa, Florida to Philadelphia, PA. On her return trip, she was transporting oil pipes and struck a jetty, flooding her cargo hull; however, she did not sink and was able to sail to Galveston, Texas for repairs.
In March, 1926, the Latham was dismantled and converted into an oil storage tank in New Orleans.
Unknown. Last used as a floating oil storage tank in New Orleans. If you have any information on the Latham, please email us.
None available. You can see photos of the S. S. Selma to see what the Latham looked like.
Gross Tonnage: 6, 826 tons
Net Tonnage: 4,225 tons
Dimensions: 125.70 meters x 16.48 m x 10,97 m
Engine: T. 3-cyl., 359 NHP. Hoovens Owen & Lentschler Co., Hamilton, Ontario