SS Charles D. Walcott
SS Charles D. Walcott was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Charles D. Walcott, an American geologist, paleontologist, and government administrator. Walcott served as the Director of the US Geological Survey from 1894-1907, and as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907-1921.
|Name:||Charles D. Walcott|
|Namesake:||Charles D. Walcott|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||American Export Lines Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2327|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||29 September 1944|
|Launched:||7 November 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Miss Eva Pearl Parker|
|Completed:||18 November 1944|
|Fate:||Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 30 December 1947|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 31 January 1961, withdrawn from the fleet, 26 July 1961|
|Class and type:||
|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)|
Charles D. Walcott was laid down on 29 September 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2327, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Miss Eva Pearl Parker, a yard employee in the fabrication shop, and launched on 7 November 1944.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
- Maritime Administration. "Charles D. Walcott". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
- "SS Charles D. Walcott". Retrieved 10 December 2019.