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Little Butte
"Little Butte".
"Mermaid" ex. "Little Butte".
( Photo Skyfotos )
"Mermaid" ex. "Little Butte", sadly not a sharp photo.

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 314. UMSC No. 2039. Off. nr. 246868.
Keel laid 29-08-1944. Launched 06-11-1944. Completed 27-11-1944. 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.
LITTLE BUTTE-1944 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobile, Alabama, USA.
MERMAID-1948 for North America Shipping & Trading Company, New York, USA.
MERMAID-1955 for U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Maritime Administration,New York, USA.
MERMAID-1957 for Metro Petroleum Shipping Company, New York, USA.
Additional Reports:
Reported Mermaid sold to shipbreakers in Hong Kong. Arrived breakers yard 5 Aug. 1963 to be broken up. [ By Fuji Marden & Co., Ltd. ]