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The Diamond Knot:

• Date/Place Sunk: August 13, 1947, off the entrance to Crescent Bay, WA
• Vessel type: Freighter
• Length: 338'
• Beam: 50'
• Draft (loaded): 18'
• Gross Tonnage: 5,525 T

The Diamond Knot was built during WWII for (and at the time of her loss was still owned by) the United States Maritime Commission and was bareboat chartered to the Alaska Steamship Company. She was powered by a single acting, solid injection, diesel engine, rated at 1,750 shaft horsepower at 100rpm, which drove her large bronze propeller to a normal cruising speed of about 12 knots. Her fuel tanks could carry a maximum of about 35,000 gallons of diesel. The above decks carried a forest of masts, kingposts and booms, arranged to efficiently handle cargo.

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