Hickory Dale

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Refer to sister ship Hickory Burn for the history of the 'Hickory' ships and their conection to Swire

Hickory Dale.
IMO No. 5083825
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,834 grt, 2,124 nett.
Builder Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California, U.S.A. Yard No. 1691.
Delivery date July 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.
Displacement 3,834 tons.
Deadweight 5.032 tons.
Power Diesel
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Composite, Exh gas/ fuel oil
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Launched May 17th. 1945.
Original owner United States War Administry.
Delivered to owner July 1945.
Scrapped 1981.


Built to U.S. Design specification C1-M-AV1.

July 1945. Delivered to the Ministry of War Transport, CNCo. as managers.

1947. Returned to the USMC and renamed "Persian Knot".

1956. Sold to the Korean Shipping Corpoation, Pusan. Renamed "Kunsan".

December 26th.1958. Blown ashore during a gale at Mukho, South Korea. Ater several unsuccessful attempts to refloat her, the vessel was written off as a total loss.

April 1961. Refloated by her owners, towed to Pusan and and repaired. Renamed "Daepori"

1976. Sold to the New Asia Shipping Co., Inchon. Same name.

1980. Became owned by the Dawn Shipping Co., Inchon. Same name.

1981. Awaiting demolition at Busan (Pusan).


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