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SS Carter Braxton
Career (United States)
Name: Carter Braxton
Namesake: Carter Braxton
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Union Sulphur & Oil Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MCE hull 22
Awarded: 14 March 1941
Builder: Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland[1]
Cost: $1,151,856[2]
Yard number: 2009
Way number: 9
Laid down: 3 September 1941
Launched: 24 January 1942
Completed: 18 March 1942
  • Call sign: KBTH
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Status: Sold for commercial use, 19 June 1947
Career (United States)
Name: Herman Frasch
Namesake: Herman Frasch
Owner: Union Sulphur Co.
Status: Sold, April 1955
Career (United States)
Name: Cilco Ranger
Owner: Terminal Steamship Co.
Operator: A.L. Burbank & Co.
Status: Sold, August 1956
Career (United States)
Name: Murray Hill
Owner: Fairfield Steamship Corp.
Status: Sold, March 1957
Career (Liberia)
Name: Sea Spray
Owner: Universal Tramp Shipping Co.
Operator: Seatraders, Inc.
Status: Sold, March 1960

SS Carter Braxton was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Carter Braxton, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, as well as a merchant, planter, and Virginia politician. A grandson of Robert "King" Carter, one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners and slaveholders in the Old Dominion, Carter Braxton was active in Virginia's legislature for more than 25 years.


Carter Braxton was laid down on 3 September 1941, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MCE hull 22, by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland; and was launched on 24 January 1942.[1][2]


She was allocated to the Union Sulphur & Oil Co., Inc., on 18 March 1942. She was sold for commercial use on 19 June 1947, to the Union Sulphur & Oil Co., Inc., and renamed Herman Frasch, after Herman Frasch.[3]



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