SS Chief Osceola

SS Chief Osceola was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Chief Osceola, resistance leader of the Seminole, during the Second Seminole War.

History
United States
Name: Chief Osceola
Namesake: Chief Osceola
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: United States Navigation Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2322
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $950,246[1]
Yard number: 63
Way number: 2
Laid down: 28 August 1944
Launched: 4 October 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. W. T. Flythe
Completed: 19 October 1944
Identification:
Status: Sold for commercial use, 30 January 1947
 Greece
Name: George D. Gratsos
Owner:
  • George D. Gratsos Ltd (1947–1949)
  • Gratsos Bros (1949–1967)
Status: Grounded, 26 July 1965, scrapped, 1967
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

Chief Osceola was laid down on 28 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2322, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. W. T. Flythe , wife of director of public relation JAJCC, and launched on 4 October 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to United States Navigation Company, 19 October 1944.[4]

She was sold, on 30 January 1947, to George D. Gratsos Ltd, for $563,292.75 and commercial use. She was flagged in Greece and renamed George D. Gratos. On 26 July 1965, she was severely damaged when she was grounded in the Chacao Channel, Chile. She was scrapped in Valencia, in 1967.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Chief Osceola". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 9 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 9 December 2019.
  • "SS Chief Osceola". Retrieved 9 December 2019.


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.