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SS Edgar E Clark
Career (United States)
Name: Edgar E. Clark
Namesake: Edgar E. Clark
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Stockard Steamship Corp.
Ordered: as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1541
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,500,565[1]
Yard number: 23
Way number: 5
Laid down: 25 October 1943
Launched: 11 December 1943
Completed: 7 February 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KUVQ
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Uniform.svgICS Victor.svgICS Quebec.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 11 October 1945
Status:
  • Transferred to the Commonwealth of Virginia, 24 March 1976
  • Sunk as artificial reef, 1977
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport
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 Edgar E. Clark was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Edgar E. Clark, the chief executive of the Order of Railway Conductors, member of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1906 to 1921, serving as its chairman from 1913 to 1914 and 1918 to 1921.

    Construction

    Edgar E. Clark was laid down on 25 October 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1541, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 11 November 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Stockard Steamship Corp., on 7 February 1944. On 8 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 24 March 1976, she was withdrawn from the fleet by the Commonwealth of Virginia, to used as an artificial reef. She was sunk in 1977, off the Virginia Capes.[4][5]

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