2/1921: Standard Oil Co., New York, USA - LIVINGSTON ROE
/1927: Standard Shipping Co., Wilmington,USA - LIVINGSTON ROE
/1935: Standard Oil Co.of New Jesey,Wilmington - LIVINGSTON ROE
/1944: Standard Oil Company, Panama - LIVINGSTON ROE
"OPERATIONS - MAY, 1943
For May, the first noteworthy event was a fire. This occurred the second of the month aboard the Livingston Roe, a War Shipping Board operated Tanker, then tied up in the harbor of Recife. A dockside locomotive passed close to the ship, and a spark from its stack came accidentally into contact with loose gasoline, which had leaked from a broken fueling hose. From the Livingston Roe flames spread rapidly to Armazem number 2, in which various U. S. Army stores had accumulated. Ships tied close to the fire had to stand out of the harbor. These were the Humboldt and the Milwaukee, both of which temporarily proceeded to sea. The Livingston Roe finally had to be towed from her berth and beached at the north end of the harbor. Fire fighters extinguished the conflagration at the Armazem late in the afternoon, and put out the ship's fire in the early hours of the next morning.
Personnel from U. S. and British vessels in the harbor, from both Army and Navy shore establishments, and from Brazilian military and civil organizations, all worked on the fire, which in spite of its seriousness never got out of hand. Since the Livingston Roe was loaded with 100 octane gasoline, and the neighboring warehouses contained both ammunition and dynamite, a major catastrophe had been narrowly averted, thanks to effort and cooperation and some good fortune. A little more and all neighboring shore establishments would have been blazing."