Source: US War Department Archives.
T2 Tanker, 1943
The T2 tanker could carry about 141,200 barrels (5,930,000 gallons) and had a deadweight tonnage of about 16,000 tons. Its upper deck could also be used to transport general cargo, underlining its flexibility (see above figure). The freight appears to be containerized, likely as wooden crates. It is with a converted T2 tanker that Malcolm McLean initiated the era of containerization in 1956.