SS Harold T. Andrews

SS Harold T. Andrews was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Harold T. Andrews, an ordinary seaman serving on SS West Nohno that, on 15 September 1942, in Suez, Egypt, saved an engineer that was trapped in the forepeak tank. He was posthumously awarded with the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal.

History
United States
Name: Harold T. Andrews
Namesake: Harold T. Andrews
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Boland & Cornelius
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1544
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,351,796[1]
Yard number: 26
Way number: 4
Laid down: 15 November 1943
Launched: 28 December 1943
Completed: 19 February 1944
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet Mobile, Alabama, 10 July 1946
Status: Sold for commercial use, 11 May 1949
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

Harold T. Andrews was laid down on 15 November 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1544, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 28 December 1943.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Boland & Cornelius, on 19 February 1944. On 10 July 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 11 May 1949, she was sold to Astra Steamship Corp., for commercial use. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 13 May 1949.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Harold T. Andrews". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • "SS Harold T. Andrews". Retrieved 30 November 2017.


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