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  • Laid down in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 615) by St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel, St. Louis, MO.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Leased to a Mississippi River Barge LIne operator in 1944
  • Sold to Federal Barge Line in 1952
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1958 and converted to a wharfboat for use at New Orleans. LA.
    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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    Buna -The battle of Buna–Gona was part of the New Guinea campaign in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. It followed the conclusion of the Kokoda Track campaign and lasted from 16 November 1942 until 22 January 1943.
    Photo - Clearing out the vipers nest: "American Soldiers clearing a Japanese bunker near Buna, New Guinea" (World War II Signal Corps Photograph Collection). Source "One Green Hell". Author U.S. Army Military History Institute
    Map - The Fall of Buna (31 December 1942 - 2 January 1943) Authur Military History.r
    Tommy Trampp
    91k Buna (I) underway, with a tow in 1953, location unknown.
    University of Missouri Digital Library
    John Spivey

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