SS Wesley W. Barrett

SS Wesley W. Barrett was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Wesley W. Barrett.

History
United States
Name: Wesley W. Barrett
Namesake: Wesley W. Barrett
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: American West African Line Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 2345
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,017,340[2]
Yard number: 86
Way number: 2
Laid down: 29 January 1945
Launched: 7 March 1945
Completed: 21 March 1945
Identification:
Fate: Transferred to the, Beaumont Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 18 September 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 22 September 1964, removed from fleet, 8 February 1965
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

Wesley W. Barrett was laid down on 29 January 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2342, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 7 March 1945.[1][2]

History

She was allocated to American West African Line Inc., on 21 March 1945. After a number of contracts, on 18 September 1947, she was laid up in the Beaumont Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas. She was sold for scrapping, 22 September 1964, to Pinto Island Metals Co., for $49,666.88. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 8 February 1965.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Wesley W. Barrett". 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 Wesley W. Barrett". Retrieved 13 December 2019.


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