SS Edgar E Clark
SS Edgar E. Clark was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Edgar E. Clark, the chief executive of the Order of Railway Conductors, member of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1906 to 1921, serving as its chairman from 1913 to 1914 and 1918 to 1921.
|Name:||Edgar E. Clark|
|Namesake:||Edgar E. Clark|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Stockard Steamship Corp.|
|Ordered:||as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1541|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||25 October 1943|
|Launched:||11 December 1943|
|Completed:||7 February 1944|
|Fate:||Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 11 October 1945|
|Class and type:||type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport|
|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 Stockard Steamship Corp., on 7 February 1944. On 8 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 24 March 1976, she was withdrawn from the fleet by the Commonwealth of Virginia, to used as an artificial reef. She was sunk in 1977, off the Virginia Capes.
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- "SS Edgar E. Clark". Retrieved 28 November 2017.