SS Edward K. Collins

SS Edward K. Collins was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after US Army Lieutenant Colonel Edward K. Collins.

History
United States
Name: Edward K. Collins
Namesake: Edward K. Collins
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Smith & Johnson Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2315
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,014,445[1]
Yard number: 56
Way number: 1
Laid down: 14 July 1944
Launched: 17 August 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs.Emily Collins
Completed: 31 August 1944
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in James River Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, Virginia, 21 May 1946
Status: Sold for commercial use, 9 December 1946, withdrawn from fleet, 10 January 1947
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

Edward K. Collins was laid down on 14 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2315, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Emily Collins, wife of the namesake; and launched on 17 August 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Smith & Johnson Co., 31 August 1944. On 21 May 1946, she was laid up in the James River Reserve Fleet, Lee Hall, Virginia.[4]

She was sold, on 9 December 1946, for $556,542.74, for commercial use, to Kassos Steam Navigation Company. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 10 January 1947.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Edward K. Collins". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 7 December 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  • "SS Edward K. Collins". Retrieved 7 December 2019.


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