SS Stephen R. Mallory

SS Stephen R. Mallory was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Stephen R. Mallory, a United States Senator from Florida, and the Confederate States Secretary of the Navy during the American Civil War.

History
United States
Name: Stephen R. Mallory
Namesake: Stephen R. Mallory
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isbrandtsen Steamship Company
Ordered: as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1540
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,460,233[1]
Yard number: 22
Way number: 1
Laid down: 19 October 1943
Launched: 27 November 1943
Completed: 20 January 1944
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 8 October 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 23 November 1970
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport
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

Stephen R. Mallory was laid down on 19 October 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1540, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 27 November 1943.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Isbrandtsen Steamship Company, on 20 January 1944. On 8 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 23 November 1971, she was sold, along with two other ships, for $222,222 to Eckhardt & Co., G.m.b.H., West Germany, to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 6 January 1971.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Stephen R. Mallory". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • "SS Stephen R. Mallory". Retrieved 28 November 2017.


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