SS Barney Kirschbaum

SS Barney Kirschbaum was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Barney Kirschbaum, the master of the American merchant ship SS Collingsworth. Kirschbaum was killed when the vessel was torpedoed by U-124, 9 January 1943.[4]

History
United States
Name: Barney Kirschbaum
Namesake: Barney Kirschbaum
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Weyerhaeuser Steamship Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 2348
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,023,236[2]
Yard number: 89
Way number: 4
Laid down: 15 February 1945
Launched: 30 March 1945
Completed: 13 April 1945
Identification:
Fate:
Status: Sold for scrapping, 9 June 1972, removed from fleet, 13 February 1973
General characteristics [3]
Class and type:
Tonnage:
Displacement:
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 416 feet (127 m) pp
  • 427 feet (130 m) lwl
Beam: 57 feet (17 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Oil fired 450 °F (232 °C) boilers, operating at 220 psi (1,500 kPa)
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity: 490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

Construction

Barney Kirschbaum was laid down on 15 February 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2348, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 30 March 1945.[1][2]

History

She was allocated to Weyerhaeuser Steamship Co., on 21 March 1945. On 14 June 1949, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York. On 17 August 1953, she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was sold for scrapping, 9 June 1972, to Pinto Island Metals Co., for $32,500. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 13 February 1973.[4]


References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Barney Kirschbaum". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • "SS Barney Kirschbaum". Retrieved 13 December 2019.


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