SS Dolly Madison

SS Dolly Madison was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Dolley Madison, the wife of James Madison, President of the United States from 1809 to 1817.

History
United States
Name: Dolly Madison
Namesake: Dolley Madison
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Merchant & Miners Transportation Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1530
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $2,020,628[1]
Yard number: 12
Way number: 6
Laid down: 20 May 1943
Launched: 27 September 1943
Completed: 14 October 1943
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, 16 May 1946
Status: Sold for commercial use, 15 April 1947
United States
Name: Dolly Madison
Operator: Suwanee Fruit & Steamship Corp., Jacksonville, Florida
Acquired: 23 April 1947
Fate: Sold, 1949
Honduras
Name: Dolly Madison
Owner: Honduras Shipping Co., Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Acquired: 1949
Fate: Sold, 1950
Panama
Name: Archangelos
Namesake: Archangels
Owner:
  • Talamanca Cia. Nav., Panama (1950–1955)
  • G.M. Livanos, New York City (1955–1956)
  • Ocean Shipbrokerage, London (1956–1964)
Acquired: 1950
Fate: Sprang leak and sank, 15 November 1964
Notes: reflagged Liberian, in 1954, same owner
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

Dolly Madison was laid down on 20 May 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1530, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 27 September 1943.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Merchant & Miners Transportation Co., on 14 October 1943. On 16 May 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 15 April 1947, she was sold for commercial use and went through several owners. She was sunk on 15 November 1964, at 24°10′N 111°50′W, after springing a leak.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Dolly Madison". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  • "SS Dolly Madison". Retrieved 11 December 2019.


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