SS Charles H. Marshall

SS Charles H. Marshall was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Charles H. Marshall, an American businessman, art collector and philanthropist who was prominent in society during the Gilded Age.

History
United States
Name: Charles H. Marshall
Namesake: Charles H. Marshall
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Polarus Steamship Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2329
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $921,909[1]
Yard number: 70
Way number: 5
Laid down: 11 October 1944
Launched: 17 November 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. J. Philo Caldwell
Completed: 27 November 1944
Identification:
Fate: Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 30 December 1947
Status: Sold for commercial use, 9 March 1947
United States
Name: Polarus Pioneer
Owner: Polarus Steamship Co., Inc.
Status: Sold, May 1951
United States
Name: Transamerican
Owner: American Union Transport, Inc.
Status: Sold, October 1954
 Liberia
Name: Gertrud Therese
Owner: Rutland Navigation Co.
Operator: Transamerican Steamship Corp.
Status: Sold, 19 September 1959
United States
Name: Pacific Thunder
Owner: Pacific Thunder Steamship Corp.
Operator: Transamerican Steamship Corp.
Status: Sold, 11 February 1960
United States
Name: Transmariner
Owner: Transamerican Steamship Corp.
Status: Sold, 7 October 1960
United States
Name: Santa Emilia
Owner: Liberty Navigation and Trading Co.
Operator: J. H. Winchester & Co.
Fate: Returned to Maritime Administration, laid up in James River Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, Virginia, 23 December 1963
Status: Sold for scrapping, 22 February 1972
General characteristics [2]
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:
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

Construction

Charles H. Marshall was laid down on 11 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2329, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Clarence Graham, the wife of the assistant work manager of outfitting at JAJCC, and launched on 17 November 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to the Polarus Steamship Co., Inc., 27 November 1944.[4]

After a series of sales and name changes she was returned to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) on 23 December 1963, under an exchange program, and placed in the James River Reserve Fleet, in Lee Hall, Virginia. She was sold for scrapping, 22 February 1972, to Eckhardt and Co., for $62,222. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 27 March 1972.[5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Charles H. Marshall". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 11 December 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • Maritime Administration. "Santa Emilia". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 11 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 11 December 2019.
  • "SS Charles H. Marshall". Retrieved 11 December 2019.


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