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SS Donald W. Bain
Career (United States)
Name: Donald W. Bain
Namesake: Donald W. Bain
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2360
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,016,239[1]
Yard number: 145
Way number: 5
Laid down: 17 April 1944
Launched: 25 May 1944
Sponsored by: Alice Wilson Broughton
Completed: 17 June 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WPGY
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Papa.svgICS Golf.svgICS Yankee.svg[1]
Fate: Sold, 31 January 1947
Career (United States)
Owner: Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., Inc.
Acquired: 31 January 1947
Fate: Sold, 23 February 1949
Career (United States)
Name: Lilica
Owner: Dolphin Steamship Corp.
Acquired: 23 February 1949
Fate: Wrecked, rebuilt
Status: Sold, 29 July 1952
Career (Italy)
Name: Elisa Camanella
Owner: Societe Di Navigazione Tito Campanella
Acquired: 29 July 1952
Fate: Scrapped, 1969
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 Donald W. Bain was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Donald W. Bain, a state Treasurer of North Carolina.

    Construction

    Donald W. Bain was laid down on 17 April 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2360, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Alice Willson Broughton, wife of J. Melville Broughton the Governor of North Carolina, and launched on 25 May 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the Norton Lilly Management Corp., on 17 June 1944. On 31 January 1947, she was sold to the Cosmopolitan Shipping Co., Inc. She was resold to the Dolphin Steamship Corp., 23 February 1949, and renamed Lilica. She was wrecked on 25 December 1951, off Civitavecchia, and declared a constructive total loss (CTL) but rebuilt. She was again sold on 29 July 1952, to the Italian shipping company Societe Di Navigazione Tito Campanella, where she was renamed Elisa Camanella, and converted to a motor ship in 1955. She was scrapped in 1969. [4][5]

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