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SS Barney Kirschbaum
Career (United States)
Name: Barney Kirschbaum
Namesake: Barney Kirschbaum
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Weyerhaeuser Steamship Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 2348
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,023,236[2]
Yard number: 89
Way number: 4
Laid down: 15 February 1945
Launched: 30 March 1945
Completed: 13 April 1945
Identification:
  • Call sign: ANTD
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Tango.svgICS Delta.svg[2]
Fate:
  • Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York, 14 June 1949
  • Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 17 August 1953
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 9 June 1972, removed from fleet, 13 February 1973
    General characteristics [3]
    Class & type:
    Tonnage:
  • 10,600 LT DWT
  • 7,200 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 Joshua Hendy Iron Works, Sunnyvale, California)
  • 1 × screw propeller
  • Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
    Capacity:
    • 490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)
    Complement: 41
    Armament:
    • Stern-mounted 4"/50 caliber (102 mm) gun for use against surfaced submarines
    • variety of anti-aircraft guns

    SS Barney Kirschbaum was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Barney Kirschbaum, the master of the American merchant ship SS Collingsworth. Kirschbaum was killed when the vessel was torpedoed by U-124, 9 January 1943.[4]

    Construction

    Barney Kirschbaum was laid down on 15 February 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2348, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 30 March 1945.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to Weyerhaeuser Steamship Co., on 21 March 1945. On 14 June 1949, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York. On 17 August 1953, she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was sold for scrapping, 9 June 1972, to Pinto Island Metals Co., for $32,500. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 13 February 1973.[4]

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