Hickory Stream

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

Hickory Stream.
IMO No. 5308835.
Type Cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,834 grt. 2,124 nett.
Builder Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California. 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 Diesel, 2 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 6.
Engine Power 1,750 bhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Deadweight 5032 t0ns.
Power Diesel.
Boiler Composite, exh gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/fuel oil.
Launched May 11th.1945.
Original owner Ministry of War Transport.


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

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

1947. Common Bros., Newcastle, appointed managers. Returned to the U.S. Maritime Commission. Sold to Booth Line, Liverpool.

Renamed "Dominic" (III). Employed on the New York-Brazil service.

1962. Sold to Guan Guan Shipping Co. Ltd., Singapore. Renamed "Samodra Mas".

October 1963. Sold to Hong Kong South Sea Shipping Co.Ltd., Hongkong. June 1964, renamed "Lombardus".

March 1965, renamed "Golden Ocean".

February 1970. Registry transferred to Singapore. Sold to Thio Keng Leng, Mogadishu., Somali flag.

June 3rd. 1971. During a storm she sprang a leak near the Andaman Islands, and sank on June 3rd. with the loss of eight lives. Postion 14.03 N, 87.30 E.


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