SS Ransom A. Moore

SS Ransom A. Moore was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Ransom A. Moore, an American agronomist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

History
United States
Name: Ransom A. Moore
Namesake: Ransom A. Moore
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: J. H. Winchester & Company, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2330
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $871,631[1]
Yard number: 71
Way number: 3
Laid down: 18 October 1944
Launched: 21 November 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Emmett Assenheimer
Completed: 30 November 1944
Identification:
Fate: Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas, 10 May 1952
Status: Sold for scrapping, 31 January 1961, withdrawn from the fleet, 26 July 1961
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

Ransom A. Moore was laid down on 18 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2330, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Emmett Assenheimer, the wife of the director of Procurement and Expediting, JAJCC, and launched on 21 November 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to J. H. Winchester & Company, Inc., 30 November 1944. On 1 October 1948, she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas.[4]

She was sold for scrapping, 15 March 1970, to Luria Bros. and Co., Inc., for $41,280. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 15 June 1970.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Ransom A. Moore". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 11 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 11 December 2019.
  • "SS Ransom A. Moore". Retrieved 11 December 2019.


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