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.
|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|
|Laid down:||28 April 1944|
|Launched:||5 June 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Dorothy Strom|
|Completed:||22 June 1944|
|Fate:||Sold to Italy, 27 December 1945|
|Owner:||Tirrenia Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Naples, Italy|
|Owner:||Societa in Nome Colletivo Fratelli Lo Faro di Giovanni, Genoa, Italy|
|Owner:||Fratelli Lo Faro di Giovanni, Genoa, Italy|
|Owner:||Giovanni Bottiglieri, Naples, Italy|
|Acquired:||22 January 1947|
|Class and type:||
|Beam:||57 feet (17 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
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.
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.
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