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.

History
United States
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
Cost: $1,500,565[1]
Yard number: 23
Way number: 5
Laid down: 25 October 1943
Launched: 11 December 1943
Completed: 7 February 1944
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 11 October 1945
Status:
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport
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

Edgar E. Clark was laid down on 25 October 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1541, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 11 November 1943.[3][1]

History

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 On 24 March 1976, she was withdrawn from the fleet by the Commonwealth of Virginia, to used as an artificial reef.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.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Edgar E. Clark". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • "SS Edgar E. Clark". Retrieved 28 November 2017.


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