SS H. H. Raymond

SS H. H. Raymond was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Henry H. Raymond , president and general manager of the Clyde Steamship and Mallory Steamship Companies. He was appointed by the Shipping Board during World War I as the first Federal Controller of Shipping.

United States
Name: H. H. Raymond
Namesake: Henry H. Raymond
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Agwilines Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2303
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $982,299[1]
Yard number: 44
Way number: 4
Laid down: 13 April 1944
Launched: 24 May 1944
Sponsored by: Corporal Alice Howard
Completed: 14 June 1944
Status: Sold for scrapping, 15 May 1970
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
  • 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)
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)


H. H. Raymond was laid down on 13 April 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2303, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was sponsored by Corporal Alice Howard, and launched on 24 May 1944.[3][1]


She was allocated to Agwilines Inc., on 14 June 1944. On 18 August 1949, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Olympia, Washington. On 9 June 1952, she was relocated to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. Starting on 18 June 1953, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain as part of the "Grain Program 1953". She returned to the fleet on 26 June 1953, full of grain. On 22 May 1956, she was withdrawn to unload and reload with grain. She returned on 14 June 1956, with another load of grain. She was withdrawn on 31 March 1960, to be unloaded but the floating elevator where she was to discharge was shut down due to a strike, she returned to the fleet with the same load on 5 April 1960. On 7 March 1961, she was again withdrawn to unload the grain and returned to the fleet empty on 15 March 1961. On 13 November 1961, she was withdrawn for the last time to be loaded with grain, she returned full on 28 November 1961. She was withdrawn on 29 July 1963, to be emptied and returned 3 August 1963. On 15 May 1970, she was sold to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 30 June 1970.[4][5]



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  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 16 December 2017.
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  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
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