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SS Art Young
Career (United States)
Name: Art Young
Namesake: Art Young
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: A. L. Burbank & Co., Ltd.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2328
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $923,878[1]
Yard number: 69
Way number: 2
Laid down: 5 October 1944
Launched: 13 November 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs.J.Philo Caldwell
Completed: 22 November 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: KYUK
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Uniform.svgICS Kilo.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 30 December 1947
  • Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas, 10 May 1952
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 31 January 1961, withdrawn from the fleet, 26 July 1961
    General characteristics [2]
    Class & type:
    • Liberty ship
    • type EC2-S-C1, standard
    Tonnage:
  • 10,865 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GRT
  • Displacement:
  • 3,380 long tons (3,434 t) (light)
  • 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
  • Length: 441 ft 6 in (135 m)
    Beam: 56 ft 10.75 in (17.3419 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:
  • 2 × oil-fired boilers
  • 1 × triple-expansion steam engine, 2,500 horsepower (1,900 kW) (manufactured by Filer & Stowell Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 1 × screw propeller
  • Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
    Capacity: 10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)
    Complement: 41
    Armament:
    • Stern-mounted 4"/50 caliber (102 mm) gun for use against surfaced submarines
    • variety of anti-aircraft guns

    SS Art Young was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Art Young, an American cartoonist and writer from Illinois. Young is best known for his socialist cartoons in the left-wing magazine The Masses.[3]

    Construction

    Art Young was laid down on 5 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2328, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. J. Philo Caldwell, wife of the chief estimator at JAJCC, and launched on 13 November 1944.[4][1]

    History

    She was allocated to A. L. Burbank & Co., Ltd., 22 November 1944. On 15 April 1948, she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 10 May 1952, she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas.[3] She was sold for scrapping, 10 August 1971, to Luria Bros. and Co., Inc., for $43,300. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 30 November 1971.[3]

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