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SS Charles Bulfinch
Career
Name: SS Charles Bulfinch
Namesake: Charles Bulfinch
Builder: Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore
Yard number: 2149
Way number: 3
Laid down: 14 May 1943
Launched: 10 June 1943
Fate: Scrapped, 1971
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)
Propulsion: Two oil-fired boilers
Triple-expansion steam engine
Single screw
2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41
Armament: • 1 × stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
• AA guns

SS Charles Bulfinch (MC contract 999) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Charles Bulfinch, an American architect whose major works include Massachusetts State House in Boston and the completion of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C..

The ship was laid down at the Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, on 14 May 1943, then launched on 10 June 1943. The ship survived the war and was scrapped in 1971.[1]

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