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"Wagon Box" during war time, see 2 life-boats on the aft ship.
"Dima", ex. "Dima I", ex. "Dima", ex. Coral Venture", ex. "Wagon Box".
( Photo Copyright Marc Piche )
"Dima", ex. "Dima I", ex. "Dima", ex. Coral Venture", ex. "Wagon Box",
laid up Ambelaki harbour Salamis Island, Greece, April 1984.
( Photo Copyright Peter J. Fitzpatrick )

History :
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co., Mobile, Alabama.
Yardnumber 262. UMSC No. 546. Off. nr. 244766.
Keel laid 14-05-1943. Launched 15-11-1943. Completed 11-12-1943. 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.
WAGON BOX-1943 for United States War Shipping Administration, Mobil, Alabama, USA.
WAGON BOX-1948 for National Bulk Carriers Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
CORAL VENTURE-1963 for Argyll Shipping Company, London, Great Britain.
DIMA-1977 for Rolaco Trading & Contracting Company, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
DIMA I-1979 for Dima Shipping Corporation, Panama.
DIMA-1981 for Lama Shipping Company Ltd., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Coral Venture shorthened and converted into cement carrier in 1964 by replacement of bow and forebody by Kure Shipyards Division, Kure. Delivered Sep. 1964.
New dimensions 9 Holds, 142.0 / 134.4 m, 9121 grt / 10990 dwt.
Reported Dima sold to shipbreakers in Turkey. Arrived Aliaga 25 Jul. 1986 to be broken up. [ By Leyal Turizm-Insaat Mobilya Sanayi ]