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( Copyright NARA )
"Achille Lauro", ex. "Sharpsburg".
( Copyright Alex Duncan )
"Achille Lauro", ex. "Sharpsburg", outbound the Weser , 08-1961. Picture was taken
when she was leaving Bremen, after having discharged a cargo of grain (!) from
South America.
( Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 293. UMSC No. 363. Official nr. 244470.
Keel laid 08-06-1943. Launched 29-09-1943. Completed 11-10-1943. Gr. 10195 t., Net. 6091 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 9,31 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
SHARPSBURG-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
ACHILLE LAURO-1947 for Achille Lauro Fu Gioacchino, Naples, Italy.
PUZZUOLI-1964 for Achille Lauro Fu Gioacchino, Naples, Italy.
Additional Reports:
 Reported Puzzuoli sold to shipbreakers in Italy. Arrived Trieste 12 Mar. 1967 to be broken up. Work began May 1967.