SS Robert F. Burns

SS Robert F. Burns was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert F. Burns, a Merchant marine killed when U-66 torpedoed Topa Topa, 350 mi (560 km) off North of Cayenne, French Guiana, 29 August 1942.[4][5]

History
United States
Name: Robert F. Burns
Namesake: Robert F. Burns
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: United States Navigation Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 3146
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida[1]
Cost: $842,691[2]
Yard number: 106
Way number: 3
Laid down: 30 June 1945
Launched: 28 August 1945
Completed: 19 September 1945
Identification:
Fate: Placed in the, Beaumont Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 25 April 1949
Status: Sold for scrapping, 19 January 1967, removed from fleet, 11 May 1967
General characteristics [3]
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: 490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

Construction

Robert F. Burns was laid down on 30 June 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 3146, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 28 August 1945.[1][2]

History

She was allocated to United States Navigation Co.Inc., on 19 September 1945. On 25 April 1949, she was placed in the, Beaumont Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas. She was sold for scrapping, 19 January 1967, to Southern Scrap Materials, for $45,188.88. She was removed from the fleet, 11 May 1967.[6]


References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Robert F. Burns". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • "SS Robert F. Burns". Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • "THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE NAMES". Armed-guard.com. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • "SS Topa Topa". www.Wrecksite.eu. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2019.


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