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LIBERTY SHIP: Type: EC2-S-CI

10/1944: U.S. War Shipping Administration, Brunswick - CHARLES W. STILES
/1947: Global Transport Ltd., Panama - GLOBAL SHIPPER
/1948: Renamed - BYGDIN
/1950: Skips A/S Akersviken (Gørrissen & Klaveness A/S), Oslo - AURA
/1956: Skips A/S Akersviken (Torvald Klaveness) Oslo - AURA
10/1958: Raoussa Cia. Nav. S. A., Andros, Hellas - FLORENTIA
/1965: Renamed - METAMORFOSIS
/1969: Sold to China for scrapping 1st quarter 1969.

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IMO 5116579 , Dead.
Ship Type : General Cargo Ship (Liberty).
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 134.63 / 129.9 x 17.4 mtr.
Cargo Gear : 12 Derricks / 10 Winches.
1944 Built as " CHARLES W. STILES " at J. A. Jones Construction Co. Inc, Brunswick GA USA for U. S. War Shipping Administration, Brunswick USA. Launched 18/10, delivered in October. Sponsor Mrs. P.O. Murphy.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 7.198 / 4.382 / 10.830.
Machinery : Steam Engine (steam reciprocating) Triple Exp (24,5’’-37,0’’-70,0’’, Stroke: 48,0’’.) - 647 nhp.Built by General Machinery Corp. Hamilton Ont Canada.
Main Boiler : 2 x Oil Fired Water Tube Boilers w/ Superheater.Total Heating Area 10.232 ft². Workpressure 240-230 psi.Bult by Henry Vogt Machine Co., Louisville, KY, USA.

1947 Sold to Global Transport Ltd (States Marine Corp. New York NY USA) Panama City Panama,renamed " GLOBAL SHIPPER ".
1948 Renamed " BYGDIN "
1949 Sold to Skibs-A/S Akershus (Gørrissen & Klaveness A/S) Oslo Norway,renamed " AURA ".
1950 Transferred to Skips-A/S Akersviken ( Same manager ) Oslo Norway. .
1957 New manager : Torvald Klaveness Rederi A/S Oslo Norway.
1958 Laid up in Kongshavn Oslo Norway for sale from March.
1959 Sold to Cia. Naviera Raoussa S.A. (D. L. Politis) Andros Greece,renamed " FLORENTIA ".
1965 Renamed " METAMORFOSIS ".

1968 Sailed 20/10 from Singapore for demolition in China.




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