Hickory Knoll

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

Hickory Knoll
IMO No. 1180518
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,834 grt. 2,124 nett.
Builder Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California. Yard No. 1316,
Delivery date June 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 Diesel, 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 6.
Engine Power 1,750 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Fuel oil/Exh gas
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Launched April 7th. 1945
Original owner Ministry of War Transport.
Retired September 1988
Scrapped After September 1988


Built to the United States Design Specification C1-M-AV1.

June 1945. Delivered to the Ministry of War Transport.(British Gov't) CNCo as managers.

1947. Returned to the U.S. Maritime Commision.(U.S. Gov't). Transfered to U.S. Army, became the U.S. Army ship "William J Sutton".

Aug 20th. 1981. Still in sevice at Cristobal

Sep 1988 Decomissioned from Ft. Eustis, VA 469th Transportation detachment

Scrapped shortly after


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