SS Dwight L. Moody
SS Dwight L. Moody was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Dwight L. Moody, evangelist, publisher, the founder of the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts, now Northfield Mount Hermon School, the Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers.
|Name:||Dwight L. Moody|
|Namesake:||Dwight L. Moody|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1526|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||4 March 1943|
|Launched:||28 June 1943|
|Completed:||24 July 1943|
|Status:||Turned over to Texas, for use as artificial reef, 1 July 1975|
|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)|
She was allocated to Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., on 24 July 1943. On 29 May 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group. On 23 January 1950, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas. On 1 July 1975, she was turned over to the state of Texas, for use as an artificial reef. She was removed from the fleet on 9 July 1975.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- Maritime Administration. "Dwight L. Moody". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "SS Dwight L. Moody". Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- Arnold, J. Barto III; Goloboy, Jennifer L.; Hall, Andrew W.; Hall, Rebecca A. (December 1998). Shively, J. Dale (ed.). Texas' Liberty Ships: From World War II Working-class heroes to Artificial Reefs (PDF). Texas Parks & Wildlife. Retrieved 9 December 2017.