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SS Duncan L. Clinch
Career (United States)
Name: Duncan L. Clinch
Namesake: Duncan L. Clinch
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2378
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $941.295[1]
Yard number: 163
Way number: 5
Laid down: 22 August 1944
Launched: 6 October 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Harry B. Vickers
Completed: 20 October 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KSZU
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Fate: Struck a mine near Le Havre, France, 23 December 1945
Status: Declared 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 Duncan L. Clinch was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Duncan L. Clinch, an American army officer and a commander during the First Seminole War and Second Seminole Wars. He also served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Georgia.

    Construction

    Duncan L. Clinch was laid down on 22 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2378, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Harry B. Vickers, and launched on 6 October 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to American Export Lines, Inc., on 20 October 1944. On 23 December 1945, she struck a mine, two miles (3.2 km) west of Le Havre, France. She was declared a constructive total loss (CTL) the same day.[4][5]

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