SS Richard Halliburton

SS Richard Halliburton was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Richard Halliburton, an American traveler, adventurer, and author.

History
United States
Name: Richard Halliburton
Namesake: Richard Halliburton
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isbrandstsen Steamship Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2323
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $645,260[1]
Yard number: 64
Way number: 5
Laid down: 31 August 1944
Launched: 10 October 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Evelyn Marshall
Completed: 25 October 1944
Identification:
Fate: Placed in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 10 March 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 14 March 1961, withdrawn from the fleet, 31 May 1961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

Richard Halliburton was laid down on 31 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2323, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Evelyn Marshall, wife of regional MARCOM auditor, and launched on 10 October 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Isbrandstsen Steamship Co. Inc., 23 September 1944. On 10 March 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina.[4]

She was sold for scrapping, 14 March 1961, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., for $48,139.89. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 31 May 1961.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Richard Halliburton". 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.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  • "SS Richard Halliburton". Retrieved 9 December 2019.


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