SS Cassius Hudson
SS Cassius Hudson was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Cassius Hudson, a Farm Demonstration Agent for the North Carolina Extension Service and developer of 4-H Youth Development programs.
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2373|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia|
|Laid down:||22 July 1944|
|Launched:||31 August 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Miss Frances Hudson|
|Completed:||14 September 1944|
|Fate:||Struck a mine off Gibraltar, 16 October 1946|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 20 February 1948|
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|Beam:||57 feet (17 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
Cassius Hudson was laid down on 22 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2373, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Miss Frances Hudson, and launched on 31 August 1944.
She was allocated to the Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc., on 14 September 1944. On 16 October 1945, she struck a mine off Gibraltar, while sailing for Venice, she was taken under tow but struck another mine and was sunk at 45°32′N 13°12′E, near Trieste, Italy. On 20 February 1948, she was sold, along with 39 other vessels, including her sister ships SS Isaac Shelby and SS Niels Poulson, for $520,000, to Venturi Salvaggi Ricuperi Imprese Marittime Societa per Azioni, Genoa.
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