SS M. Michael Edelstein

SS M. Michael Edelstein was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after M. Michael Edelstein , a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 14th district.

History
United States
Name: M. Michael Edelstein
Namesake: M. Michael Edelstein
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Smith & Johnson Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2305
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $949,954[1]
Yard number: 46
Way number: 1
Laid down: 28 April 1944
Launched: 5 June 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Dorothy Strom
Completed: 22 June 1944
Identification:
Fate: Sold to Italy, 27 December 1945
Italy
Name:
  • Milano
  • Milano II
Namesake: Milano
Owner: Tirrenia Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Naples, Italy
Acquired: 1946
Fate: Sold, 1954
Italy
Name: Merit
Owner: Societa in Nome Colletivo Fratelli Lo Faro di Giovanni, Genoa, Italy
Acquired: 1954
Fate: Sold, 1956
Italy
Name: Albaro
Owner: Fratelli Lo Faro di Giovanni, Genoa, Italy
Acquired: 1956
Fate: Sold, 1963
Italy
Name: Maria Bottiglieri
Owner: Giovanni Bottiglieri, Naples, Italy
Acquired: 22 January 1947
Fate: Scrapped, 1969
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

M. Michael Edelstein was laid down on 28 April 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2305, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy Strom, and launched on 5 June 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Smith & Johnson Co., on 22 June 1944. On 27 December 1945, she was transferred to the Italian Government, which in turn sold her for $553,253.57 to Tirrenia Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Naples, Italy, for commercial use. She was renamed Milano. After being sold to three more Italian owners she was scrapped in Spezia, Italy, in 1969.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "M. Michael Edelstein". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  • "SS M. Michael Edelstein ". Retrieved 19 December 2017.


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