|Type of Ship||EC2-S-C1 (Liberty Ship)|
|Port of Registry||Genova|
|Owner/Manager||G.B. Bibolini, Genoa|
|Size (m)||134,6 x 17,3|
|Year of Build||1943 December|
|Builder||Oregon S.B. Co. – Portland USA|
|M/E Type||Vertical triple expansion compound steam engine|
|Last Known Flag||National Chinese (Taiwan)|
|527821||1943||JOHN B.KENDRICK||U.S. Government||Portland (USA)|
|527821||1943||PIETRO B.||1947||Giovanni B. Bibolini||Genoa|
|527821||1943||PIETRO BIBOLINI||1948||Giovanni B. Bibolini||Genoa|
|527821||1943||PIETRO BIBOLINI||1955||“Bibolini” Soc. di Nav.||Genoa|
|527821||1943||EVER PROTECTOR||1963||First SS Co Ltd||Keelung (Taiwan)|
Costruita nel 1943 presso il cantiere Oregon S.B. Co. – Portland USA.
Demolita nel Maggio 1967 a Taiwan Kaohsiung.
The gift did not come without a few strings. Under the terms of the Merchant Ships Sales Act, any ship with a US Government mortgage had to be available for service in the event of war a transferrable obligation that led to some solemn, memorable moments. One such moment was recounted by Italian shipping patriarch Stefano Telesio, a founder of the Genoa-based Carboflotta Group. Upon the death of his father in 1952, 21-year-old Stefano and his two brothers inherited a 2/24 share in the Liberty ship Pietro Bibolini, which required the young shipowner make a special trip to the local American Consulate. “All owners had to declare that they would make their Liberty ships available to the US Government if needed”, Telesio recalled. “So I went to the American Consulate to stand in front of the American flag and swear on the Bible that my 2/24 of a Liberty would indeed be available. It was a very unusual moment – a small bit of our history that you don’t hear much about anymore, but still something that should not be forgotten.”