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  • Laid down in 1943 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 614) by St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel, St. Louis, MO.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Leased to the Inland Waterway Corporation in 1943
  • Sold from US Army service in 1947
  • Final Disposition, broken up in 1960
    Displacement 1016 t.
    Length 180'
    Beam 52'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two propellers

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    Kokoda - The Battle of Kokoda consisted of two engagements fought in late July – early August 1942. Forming part of the Kokoda Track campaign of the Second World War, the battle involved military forces from Australia, supported by the United States, fighting against Japanese troops from Major General Tomitaro Horii's South Seas Detachment who had landed around Buna and Gona in Papua mid-July 1942, with the intent of capturing Port Moresby to the south via the overland route. (Wikipedia)
    Photo - Australian soldiers watch as the Australian flag is raised over Kokoda, November 1942. (Australian War Memorial ID Number: 013572)
    Map - Map depicting the Japanese advance along the Kokoda Track.
    Tommy Trampp
    70k Kokoda underway with tow, date and location unknown
    Louisiana Digital Library
    John Spivey
    64k Kokoda underway with tow, date and location unknown
    University of Missouri Digital Library
    John Spivey

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