PCE-833 Class Patrol Craft Escort:
Laid down 1943 February 26; as PCE-833 by the Pullman Standard Car Co., Chicago, IL.
Launched 1943 August 2
Transferred 1943 October 9 To Great Britain and commissioned HMS Kilham (Z 07); Reclassified BEC-7
Returned 1946 to U.S. custody in December; Struck from the Navy Register in 1947
Sold 1949 to S/A Investment (Fylkesbaatane i Sogne og Fjordane, Mgrs.) of Bergen, Norway.
Converted 1950 renamed M/S Sognefjord passenger ship
Sold 1958 to Fylkesbataane i Sogne og Fjordane of Bergen; Operated on the Norwegian west coast until 1982
Sold 1982 to Filmeffekt A/S of Oslo,Norway and renamed Orion;
Sold 1984 to K/S Orion Film A/S of Bergen and laid up
Sold 1987 to Matkat OY of Helsingfors, Finland
Sold 1991 to Orion Risteilyt O/Y of Hamina, Finland and renamed Orion II;
Sold 1996 to Jaako Mathias Eriksson of Honduras
Sold 1997 renamed ORIENT EXPLORER