Refer to sister ship Hickory Burn for the history of the 'Hickory' ships and their conection to Swire
|IMO No. 5229625.|
|Gross Registered Tonnage||3,384 grt. 2,124 nett.|
|Builder||Consolidated Steel Corporation, Wilmington, California. Yard No.1321.|
|Delivery date||July 1945.|
|Length||324 ft. F'c'sle 38 ft. Poop 26.5 ft.|
|Engine Builder||Nordberg Manufacturing, Milwaukee.|
|Engine Type||Diesel, 2 stroke, single acting.|
|Engine Power||1,750 bhp.|
|Propulsion mode||Single screw.|
|Boiler||Composite, exh gas/Fuel oil .|
|Launched||April 25th. 1945|
|Original owner||United States, War Shipping Administration.|
|Delivered to owner||July 1945.|
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, then sold to Lamport & Holt, Liverpool. Renamed "Sheridan" II. Employed on the New York-Brazil service.
1960. Transferred to the Austasia Line Ltd., Singapore. Renamed "Matupi". Employed on Pacific feeder services.
1964. Sold to Kie Hock Shipping (Hong Kong) Ltd. of Hongkong. Renamed "Tong Lam".
1968. Registered owner now Asia Selatan Enterprises Ltd., Hong Kong.
1970. Transferred to Sakota Ltd. S.A., Somalia. Kie Hock Shipping Co. Ltd., as managers.
October 22nd. 1970. On a voyage from Korea to Chittagong with a cargo of pig iron, became stranded on Scarborough Reef, 420 miles north west of Manila, ( Position 20.35 N, 116.50 E ). Broke into 3 pieces and was a total loss.