Waigstill Avery

Vessel name on Arrival: Waigstill Avery

Original Builder: North Caroilina Shipbuilding Company of Wilmington, NC, USA

Original Yard No: 88

Official Number: 243138

Vessel Type: cargo

GRT: 7176

Year Built: 1942

Arrival Date: 15/12/1960

Breakup Started: 05/01/1961

Date First Beached: 15/12/1960

Date Breakup Completed: 28/03/1962

Draught For’d: 6' 6"

Draught Aft: 10' 9"

Name Changes:

Other Information:

 

'Liberty' Design (EC2-S-C1) Dry Cargo Steamship built for the US Government

 

Launched   :   22-04-1943

Completed :   April    1943

 

Tonnages  :   7,176 tons  /  10,865 tons

 

Dimensions  :   134.6 metres   x   17.3 metres

 

Propulsion  :   Triple-Expansion Steam Reciprocating Engine

 

Engine Manufacturer  :   General Machinery Corporation, Hamilton, Ohio

 

Wartime on-board Armaments :

1  x  3 inch Gun mounted at the Bow

1  x  5 inch Gun mounted at the Stern

8  x  20mm Oerlikon A.A. Guns

 

Sailed in numerous wartime convoys