Vessel name on Arrival: Pocahontas
Original Builder: North Carolina Ship Building Company of Wilmington, NC, USA
Original Yard No: 49
Official Number: 242623
Vessel Type: Cargo
Year Built: 1941
Arrival Date: 02/09/1960
Breakup Started: 04/09/1960
Date First Beached: 02/09/1960
Date Breakup Completed: 11/05/1961
Draught For’d: 06' 09"
Draught Aft: 11' 00"
Launched on 13th December 1942 and completed in that same month. DWT : 10,865 tons
Steam engine by the General Machinery Corporation of Hamilton, Ohio.
The image shows S.S. POCAHONTAS alongside the East Breakwater at Troon with a substantial amount of her topworks already removed. At her stern, the forepart of another wartime Liberty – the S.S. JOHN JAY
Note the small launch making her way into the Harbour from the Wet Basin. It may be the Lifeboat of that day. It is well filled with VIP-lokking types – perhaps there was a launching taking place from Ailsa the day the photograph was taken.