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Fort Erie
"Fort Erie".
 "Serenissima", ex. "Fort Erie" in Dry-dock.
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History :
Built by The Kaiser Co., Swan Island Yard, Portland, Oregon.
Yardnumber 23. UMSC No. 815. Off. nr. 244060.
Keel laid 25-05-1943. Launched 28-07-1943. Completed 20-08-1943. Gr. 10448 t., Net. 6285 t., Dw. 16613 t. L.o.a. 159,57 m., Br. 20,78 m., Dr. 8,99 m. Engine: 2 steam turbines, manufactured by General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachussetts. 7240 B.h.p., 5401 kW. Speed 15 knots. 26 Tanks.
FORT ERIE-1943 Completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Portland, Oregon, USA.
SERENISSIMA-1948 for Soc. Italiana di Armamento ‘Sidarma’, Venice, Italy.
Additional Reports:
Reported Serenissima sold to shipbreakers in Italy. Arrived Trieste Sep. 1961 to be broken up. [ By Sidemar ]