SS Patrick B. Whalen
SS Patrick B. Whalen was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Patrick B. Whalen, who was lost at sea while he was the 1st assistant engineer on SS Illinois, after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-159, on 2 June 1942, in the Caribbean.
|Name:||Patrick B. Whalen|
|Namesake:||Patrick B. Whalen|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2404|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia|
|Laid down:||29 January 1945|
|Launched:||15 March 1945|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Leo W. Regan|
|Completed:||30 March 1945|
|Fate:||Sold for commercial use, 19 July 1949|
|Operator:||Atl. Marine Transport Co.|
|Acquired:||19 July 1949|
|Fate:||Sold, April 1952|
|Operator:||National Transocean Carrier, Inc.|
|Fate:||Sold, November 1952|
|Operator:||Phoenix Steamship Corp.|
|Fate:||Sold, July 1953|
|Name:||Charles C. Dunaif|
|Operator:||Navigator Steamship Corp.|
|Fate:||Sold, July 1958|
|Operator:||Cargo Ships & Tankers, Inc.|
|Fate:||Sold, June 1961|
|Fate:||Sold, March 1967|
|Notes:||Reflagged for US, 4 May 1962|
|Operator:||Debbie Mae Shipping Corp.|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping, May 1967|
|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)|
Patrick B. Whalen was laid down on 29 January 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2404, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Leo W. Regan, and launched on 15 March 1945.
She was allocated to the Isbrandtsen Steamship Co. Inc., on 30 March 1945. On 19 July 1949, she was sold to Atl. Marine Transport Co., for commercial use and renamed Christiam and later Bostonian and Manhattan. In April 1952, she was sold to National Transocean Carriers, Inc. In November 1952, she was sold to Phoenix Steamship Corp., and renamed Seadragon. In July 1953, she was sold to Navigator Steamship Corp., and renamed Charles C. Dunaif. In July 1958, she was sold to Cargo Ships & Tankers, Inc. In June 1961, she was sold to a Liberian shipping company and renamed Wilderness. On 4 May 1962, she was reflagged for the US. In March 1967, she was sold to Debbie Mae Shipping Corp., and renamed Debbie Mae. She was sold for scrapping in Taiwan in May 1967.
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- Maritime Administration. "Patrick B. Whalen". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- "SS Patrick B. Whalen". Retrieved 19 November 2017.