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SS Augustine B. McManus
Career (United States)
Name: Augustine B. McManus
Namesake: Augustine B. McManus
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2361
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,048,743[1]
Yard number: 146
Way number: 6
Laid down: 21 April 1944
Launched: 10 June 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. William J. Harrison
Completed: 24 June 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WPYY
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Papa.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Yankee.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 27 March 1948
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 27 May 1952
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 30 September 1970
    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 National Transit Company, Oil City, Pennsylvania)
  • 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 Augustine B. McManus was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Augustine B. McManus, a US Navy officer and a Navy Hydrographic Bureau scientist that had testified at the Titanic disaster trials.

    Construction

    Augustine B. McManus was laid down on 21 April 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2361, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. William J. Harrison, and launched on 10 June 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to William J. Rountree & Company, on 24 June 1944. On 17 December 1945, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 27 May 1952, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the Hudson River Group. On 4 June 1953, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1953", she returned loaded with grain on 17 June 1953. She was again withdrawn from the fleet on 27 April 1956, to have the grain unloaded, she returned reloaded on 22 May 1956. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 23 May 1963, to have the grain unloaded, she returned empty on 28 May 1963. On 30 September 1970, she was sold to Union Mineral & Alloys Corporation, along with three other ships, for $160,646.16, for scrapping. She was delivered on 18 November 1970.[4][5]

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