SS David E. Hughes

SS David E. Hughes (MC contract 1666) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after David E. Hughes, an American musician, professor, and inventor.

United States
Name: David E. Hughes
Namesake: David E. Hughes
Builder: California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles, California
Yard number: 199
Way number: 4
Laid down: 10 May 1943
Launched: 31 May 1943
Fate: Scuttled, 1970
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)
  • Two oil-fired boilers
  • Triple-expansion steam engine
  • Single screw
  • 2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41

The ship was laid down at the California Shipbuilding Corporation in Los Angeles, California, on 10 May 1943, then launched on 31 May 1943. She survived the war, but was scuttled with obsolete ammunition in 1970.[1]


  1. "California Shipbuilding Corporation, Los Angeles CA". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2009-12-16.

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