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Five Forks
"Five Forks".
( Photo thanks to Harold E. Tartell )

History :
Built by Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pennsylvania.
Yardnumber 332. UMSC No. 396. Official nr. 244556.
Keel laid 02-10-1943. Launched 21-12-1943. Completed 31-12-1943. Gr. 10195 t., Net. 6107 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.
FIVE FORKS-1943 completed for United States War Shipping Administration, Philadelphia, USA.
FIVE FORKS-1948 for National Bulk Carriers Inc,, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
MOUNT VERNON-1956 for Rockland Steamship Corporation, New York, USA.
MOUNT VERNON-1956 for Zeeland Transportation Ltd., Monrovia, Liberia.
Additional Reports:
Reported Mount Vernon sustained heavy weather damage Nov. 1959, voyage Galveston - Antwerp, with grain.
Reported Mount Vernon sold to shipbreakers in Belgium. Arrived Willebroek 1960 to be broken up.Arrived Antwerp 16.12.1959, subsequently sold to Jos. de Smedt, re-sold to Scrappingco S.A. Willebroek, Belgium.