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SS Charles S. Haight
Career (United States)
Name: Charles S. Haight
Namesake: Charles S. Haight
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2376
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $974,111[1]
Yard number: 161
Way number: 3
Laid down: 15 August 1944
Launched: 23 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. James J. Harris
Completed: 3 October 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KSND
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Sierra.svgICS November.svgICS Delta.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Grounded off Cape Ann, 1 April 1946
  • Status: Sold, 30 December 1947
    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 S. Haight was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Charles Haight, a member of the New Jersey General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey.

    Construction[]

    Charles S. Haight was laid down on 15 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2376, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Glenn Fite, and launched on 23 September 1944.[3][1]

    History[]

    She was allocated to Marine Transport Lines, Inc., on 3 October 1944. On 1 April 1947, she was grounded off Cape Ann, near Rockport, Massachusetts, she was declared a Constructive Total Loss (CTL) the next day. On 30 December 1947, she was sold for $500, to A. Joseph Martell & Arthur Wagner, without restrictions.[4][5]

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