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Orchard Knob
"Maria Letizia G.", ex. " Orchard Knob".

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 476. UMSC No.2453. Official nr. 248331.
Keel laid 14-04-1945. Launched 17-07-1945. Completed 10-08-1945. Gr. 10297 t., Net. 6236 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by Elliott & Company, Pennsylvania. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
ORCHARD KNOB-1945 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
GLADYS MOLLER-1947 for Moller Line Ltd., London, Great Britain.
MARIA LETIZIA G.-1951 for Gestioni Esercizio Navi Sicilia - G.E.N.S., Palermo, Italy
Additional Reports:
Reported Maria Letizia G. sold to shipbreakers in Spain. Arrived Vado Ligure Jun. 1962 to be broken up. [ By A.R.D.E.M. ]