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SS Arthur J. Tyrer
Career (United States)
Name: Arthur J. Tyrer
Namesake: Arthur J. Tyrer
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2372
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,006,070[1]
Yard number: 157
Way number: 5
Laid down: 13 July 1944
Launched: 22 August 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. H.D. Ussery
Completed: 31 August 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KSFD
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Foxtrot.svgICS Delta.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 15 April 1948
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 23 April 1953
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 19 November 1971
    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 Hamilton Engine Co., Hamilton, Ohio)
  • 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 Arthur J. Tyrer was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Arthur J. Tyrer, a supervising inspector general for the Steamboat Inspection Service and a founding member of the Bureau of Navigation in 1903.

    Construction

    Arthur J. Tyrer was laid down on 13 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2372, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. H.D. Ussery, and launched on 22 August 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Grace Line Inc., on 31 August 1944. On 15 April 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 23 April 1953, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 25 June 1953, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1953". She returned to the fleet loaded with grain on 16 July 1953. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 13 June 1956, to have the grain unloaded and returned empty on 26 July 1956. On 22 July 1958, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1958", she returned loaded with grain on 6 August 1956. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 2 February 1960, to have the grain unloaded and returned empty on 5 February 1960. On 21 October 1961, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1960", she returned loaded with grain on 31 October 1960. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 4 February 1963, to have the grain unloaded and returned empty on 9 February 1963. On 19 November 1971, she was sold, along with five other ships, for $433,200, to N.V. Intershitra, Rotterdam, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 8 March 1972.[4][5]

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