SS Pedro Menendez

SS Pedro Menendez was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Pedro Menendez.

History
United States
Name: Pedro Menendez
Namesake: Pedro Menendez
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Moore-McCormack Lines Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2313
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,073,857[1]
Yard number: 54
Way number: 3
Laid down: 24 June 1944
Launched: 31 July 1944
Completed: 18 August 1944
Identification:
Fate:
Status: Sold for scrapping, 22 August 1966, withdrawn from fleet, 25 October 1966
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

Pedro Menendez was laid down on 24 June 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2313, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; and launched on 31 July 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines Inc., 18 August 1944. On 14 October 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Mobile.[4]

On 23 February 1947, she was withdrawn from the fleet and allocated to Waterman Steamship Corporation. On 28 March 1947, she was allocated to Sword Line, Inc. On 7 July 1948, she was allocated to the South Atlantic Steamship Line, for transfer to the Beaumont Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas. She was sold, 22 August 1966, for $45,600 to Southern Scrap Material Co., LTD, to be scrapped. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 25 October 1966.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Pedro Menendez". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 7 December 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  • "SS Pedro Menendez". Retrieved 7 December 2019.


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