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Pit River
 "Memory", ex. "Birch Coulie".
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"Memory", ex. "Pit River".
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History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 321. UMSC No. 2046. Off. nr. 247100.
Keel laid 20-10-1944. Launched 24-12-1944. Completed 19-01-1945. Gr. 10172 t., Net. 6423 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 11,93 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
PIT RIVER-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
MEMORY-1947 for North American Shipping & Trading Company, New York, USA.
MEMORY-1955 for U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Maritime Administration,, New York, USA.
NATIONAL PEACE-1957 for Pan cargo Shipping Corporation, New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported National Peace stranded 11 Aug. 1959 at Kiltan Island, near the Laccadives, India, in position 11.33 N / 73.01 E, voyage Bahrein-Manila, with petrol & oil and abandoned by crew and owners. Refloated Mar. 1962 and laid up.
Reported National Peace sold to shipbreakers in India. Arrived Bombay in tow Oct.1963 to be broken up. [ By Tayabhai Mohamedali Bagasrawala ]