SS Ora Ellis
SS Ora Ellis was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Ora Ellis, a Merchant marine killed when U-506 torpedoed SS William C. McTarnahan, 35 mi (56 km) east of Ship Shoal Light, Louisiana, 16 May 1942.
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Polarus Steamship Co., Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 3148|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||23 July 1945|
|Launched:||26 September 1945|
|Completed:||16 October 1945|
|Fate:||Laid up in the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 3 January 1947|
|Status:||Sold for commercial use, 8 August 1947|
|Owner:||Coral Steamship Corp.|
|Status:||Sold, January 1951|
|Owner:||Orion Shipping and Trading Co.|
|Status:||Sold, January 1954|
|Owner:||Coral Cia. Armadora|
|Status:||Grounded and sank, 18 May 1960|
|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)|
|Capacity:||490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)|
She was allocated to Polarus Steamship Co., Inc., on 16 October 1945. On 3 January 1947, she was laid up in the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was sold, on 8 August 1947, to Coral Steamship Corp., for commercial use and renamed Coral Sea. On 18 May 1960, after having been sold to Coral Cia. Armmadora, renamed Andros Coral, and flagged in Liberia, she sank for a total loss when she was grounded in the Chacao Channel, Chile.
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