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 "Merrimac", ex. "James Island", in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 4th, 1969.
( Photo by Derek Sands )
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island", Passing Hook of Holland in July 1977.
( Photo by Derek Sands )
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island".
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island" in Bremerhaven, Germany, 07-1968.
( Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus )
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island", seen after conversion in 1978.
( Photo thanks to Mike Cotting )
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island".
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island".
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island".
( Photo thanks to Mike Cotting )
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island", August 10th 1978, in the Welland canal,.
( Photo by Barry Anderson )
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island".
"Merrimac", ex. "James Island".

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 408. UMSC No. 1728. Official nr. 245673.
Keel laid 11-12-1943. Launched 09-04-1944. Completed 16-05-1944. Gr. 10317 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 Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
JAMES ISLAND-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
ALEXANDRA-1948 for J.M. Carras Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
AMANDA-1955 for Phenix Petroleum Shipping Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia.
LYRA-1961 for Phoenix Steamship Corporation, Monrovia, Liberia.
EASTHAMPTON-1962 for Seatrade Corporation, M & N Kukulundis, New York, USA.
MERRIMAC-1964 for Merrimac Transport Inc., New York, USA.
MERRIMAC-1969 for Ogden Marine Inc., New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Easthampton lengthened, widened and converted into bulk carrier in 1962 by replacement of cargo section with new midbody built by Rheinstahl Nordsee-werke, Emden.
New Dimensions 183.7 / 177.1 x 22.9 m, 15995 grt / 26637 dwt.
Reported Merrimac sold to shipbreakers in Bangladesh. Arrived Chittagong 10 Dec. 1982 to be broken up. [ By Gumti Enterprise Pvt Ltd. ]