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SS Edward D. White
Career (United States)
Name: Edward D. White
Namesake: Edward Douglass White
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: A.H. Bull & Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1499
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,826,051[1]
Yard number: 115
Way number: 5
Laid down: 22 June 1943
Launched: 20 September 1943
Completed: 30 September 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIRD
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS India.svgICS Romeo.svgICS Delta.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 17 December 1947
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 7 May 1952
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 11 June 1970
    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 Filer & Stowell Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 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 Edward D. White was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Edward Douglass White, the ninth Chief Justice of the United States and a United States Senator from Louisiana.

    Construction

    Edward D. White was laid down on 22 June 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1499, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, and launched on 30 September 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to A.H. Bull & Company, on 30 September 1943. On 17 December 1945, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 5 May 1953, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1953", she returned loaded with grain on 20 May 1953. She was again withdrawn from the fleet on 4 November 1957, to have the grain unloaded, she returned empty on 8 November 1957. On 27 October 1958, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1958", she returned loaded with grain on 10 November 1958. She was again withdrawn from the fleet on 8 September 1959, to have the grain unloaded, she returned empty on 12 September 1959. On 11 June 1970, she was sold to Union Mineral & Alloys Corporation, for $43,212, for scrapping, she was delivered on 30 July 1970.[4][5]

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