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Birch Coulie
 "Birch Coulie" anchored during war time, location unknown, November 9th,1943.
( Photo US Coast Guard )
 "Birch Coulie" outbound during war time, with a deck cargo of planes, location unknown, November 21st, 1943.
( Photo US Coast Guard )
"Birch Coulie".
( Photo thanks to Jim Scates )

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 246. UMSC No. 530. Off. nr. 242850.
Keel laid 17-03-1942. Launched 29-11-1942. Completed 31-03-1943. 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.
BIRCH COULIE-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.
BIRCH COULIE-1948 for Independent Tankships Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.
BIRCH COULIE-1955 for Keystone Shipping Co., Philadelphia, , Philadelphia, USA.
MEMORY-1957 for Panexito Compania Naviera S.A., National Shipping & Trading Corporation, New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Memory sold to shipbreakers in Italy.
Arrived Trieste 1 Oct. 1981 to be broken up work began 1 Oct. 1960. [ By Sidemar ]