SS Patrick H. Morrissey

SS Patrick H. Morrissey was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was originally named after Patrick H. Morrissey, a former head of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.[3] She was transferred to the British Ministry of War Transportation (MoWT) and renamed Samdee upon completion.

History
United States
Name: Patrick H. Morrissey
Namesake: Patrick H. Morrissey
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1507
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,474,585[1]
Yard number: 123
Way number: 1
Laid down: 23 October 1943
Launched: 9 December 1943
Sponsored by: Katherine M. Geraghty
Completed: 17 December 1943
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
United Kingdom
Name: Samdee
Acquired: 17 December 1943
Fate: Sold, 18 April 1947
United Kingdom
Name: Samdee
Operator: Tho. & Jno. Brocklebank, Ltd.
Acquired: 18 April 1947
Fate: Scrapped, 1967
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

Patrick H. Morrissey was laid down on 23 October 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1507, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Katherine M. Geraghty, daughter of Patrick H. Morrissey, and launched on 9 December 1943.[4][3][1]

History

She was allocated to Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank, Ltd., on 17 December 1943. On or about 18 April 1947, she was sold to Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank, Ltd. Samdee was scrapped in 1967.[5][6]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Patrick H. Morrissey". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  • "Liberty Ship Named for Morrissey". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. 8 December 1943. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  • "SS Patrick H. Morrissey". Retrieved 5 November 2017.


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