SS Soter Ortynsky

SS Soter Ortynsky was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Soter Ortynsky, the first Bishop of all Greek Catholics in the United States.

History
United States
Name: Soter Ortynsky
Namesake: Soter Ortynsky
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Wessel Duval & Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2331
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $945,007[1]
Yard number: 72
Way number: 4
Laid down: 25 October 1944
Launched: 27 November 1944
Completed: 8 December 1944
Identification:
Fate: Placed in the James River Reserve Fleet, in Lee Hall, Virginia, 7 November 1945
Status: Sold for scrapping, 21 December 1959, withdrawn from the fleet, 7 January 1960
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

Soter Ortynsky was laid down on 25 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2331, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; and launched on 27 November 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Wessel Duval & Company, 8 December 1944. On 7 November 1945, she was placed in the James River Reserve Fleet, in Lee Hall, Virginia. She had been laid up because of the need for $56,500 in repairs.[4]

She was sold for scrapping, 21 December 1959, to Bethlehem Steel, for $75,421. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 7 January 1960.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Soter Ortynsky". 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 Soter Ortynsky". Retrieved 11 December 2019.


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