SS William P. Duval
|Name:||William P. Duval|
|Namesake:||William P. Duval|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Blidberg & Rothchild Co.Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2319|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||10 August 1944|
|Launched:||15 September 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mary Caldwell|
|Completed:||29 September 1944|
|Fate:||Placed in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York, 17 May 1946|
|Status:||Sold for commercial use, 10 January 1947, withdrawn from fleet, 13 January 1947|
|Owner:||Società di navigazione Italia|
|Class and type:||
|Beam:||57 feet (17 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
William P. Duval was laid down on 10 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2319, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mary Caldwell, wife of then Florida Governor-elect, Millard Caldwell, and launched on 15 September 1944.
She was sold, on 10 January 1947, to Società di navigazione Italia, for $563,117.54 and commercial use. She was flagged in Italy and renamed Vesuvio. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 13 January 1947. She was laid up in 1972 and scrapped in 1973.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
- Maritime Administration. "William P. Duval". 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 William P. Duval". Retrieved 9 December 2019.