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SS Charles C. Randleman
Career (United States)
Name: Charles C. Randleman
Namesake: Charles C. Randleman
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2402
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $893,195[1]
Yard number: 187
Way number: 5
Laid down: 15 January 1945
Launched: 25 February 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. Harry R. Baggett
Completed: 13 March 1945
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANLP
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Fate: Grounded on Apo Reef, 31 August 1945
Status: Constructive total loss (CTL)
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 Charles C. Randleman was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Charles C. Randleman, who was lost at sea while he was a messman on SS William C. McTarnaban, after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-506, on 16 May 1942, in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Construction

    Charles C. Randleman was laid down on 15 January 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2402, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Harry R. Baggett, sister of the namesake, and launched on 25 February 1945.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the American Foreign Steamship Corp., on 13 March 1945. On 31 August 1945, she was grounded on Apo Reef, off Mindoro Island, and declared a constructive total loss (CTL).[4][5]

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