SS Raymond V. Ingersoll

SS Raymond V. Ingersoll was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Raymond V. Ingersoll, borough president of Brooklyn from 1934 to 1940.

United States
Name: Raymond V. Ingersoll
Namesake: Raymond V. Ingersoll
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Agwilines Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2317
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $945,999[1]
Yard number: 58
Way number: 5
Laid down: 27 July 1944
Launched: 31 August 1944
Completed: 18 September 1944
Status: Sold for commercial use, 6 February 1947
Name: Sneland I
Owner: Rich. Amlie & Co.
Status: Sold, 1959
  • Kopalnia Zabrze
  • MP-ZP-GDY-8
Operator: Polish Steamship Co.
Refit: Converted to floating warehouse and renamed, 1975
Status: Scrapped, 1982
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
  • 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)
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)


Raymond V. Ingersoll was laid down on 27 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2317, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; and launched on 31 August 1944.[3][1]


She was allocated to Polarus Steamship Company, 18 September 1944. On 3 June 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York.[4]

Reallocated to Polarus Steamship Company, 12 July 1946. Placed in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 17 October 1946.[4]

She was sold, on 6 February 1947, to Rich. Amlie & Co., for $599,309.36 and commercial use. She was flagged in Norway and renamed Sneland I. In 1959, she was sold to the Polish Government, allocated to the Polish Steamship Co., and renamed Kopalnia Zabrze. She was converted to a floating warehouse in 1975, and renamed MP-ZP-GDY-8, until being scrapped in 1982.[4]



  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". 13 October 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Raymond V. Ingersoll". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 9 December 2019. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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  • "SS Raymond V. Ingersoll". Retrieved 9 December 2019.

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