Hickory Burn

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Hickory Burn
IMO. No. 5373359
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,834 grt, 2,124 nett.
Builder Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California, U.S.A. Yard No. 1326.
Delivery date 1945
Hull Steel.
Decks 2.
Length 324 ft. F'c'sle 38 ft. Poop 90 ft
Width 50 ft.
Depth 26.5 ft.
Engine Builder Nordberg Manufacturing, Milwaukee.
Engine Type 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 6.
Engine Power 1,750 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Deadweight 5,032 tons.
Power Diesel
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Composite, exh gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Launched May 23rd. 1945.
Original owner United States War Administry.
Delivered to owner July 1945.
Scrapped April 10th. 1071.


None of the 5 "Hickory" ships were owned by CNC0. They were a unit of the C1-M class of 239 ships constructed by the United States War Admistration towards the end of World War 2 for inter-island work. A total of 30 ships were intended for the Ministry of War Transport, however when hostilities ended the number was reduced to 14. The vessels were placed on bareboat charter to the Ministry of War Transport who selected three British Companies to operate the first ten vessels. The companies were:- China Navigation Co., 5 ships, ( "Hickory Burn", "Hickory Dale", "Hickory Glen", "Hickory Knoll" and the "Hickory Stream" ) Indo-China S.N. Co. 3 ships, and Common Bros, Newcastle., 2 ships.

July 1945. Delivered under bare boat charter to the Ministry of War Transport, CNCo. as manager.

1947. Reverted to the United States Maritime Commission.

1948. Sold to the China Union Lines. Renamd "Union Trader".

April 10th. 1971. Scrapped at Kaohsiung - Nan Feng Steel Enterorise Co.


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