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SS Edward Eggleston
File:Novorossiysk IMO 5258585 G Hamburg 03-1974.jpg
Novorossiysk in March 1974
Career (United States)
Name: Edward Eggleston
Namesake: Edward Eggleston
Builder: California Shipbuilding Corp
Way number: 2010
Laid down: 20 April 1943
Launched: 9 May 1943
Fate: Transferred to Soviet Navy, 1943
Career (Soviet Union) Soviet Union
Name: Novorossiysk
Commissioned: 1943
Fate: Scrapped, 1974
General characteristics
Class & type: Liberty ship
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t)[1]
Length:
  • 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m) o/a
  • 417 ft 9 in (127.33 m) p/p
  • 427 ft (130 m) w/l[1]
Beam: 57 ft (17 m)[1]
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)[1]
Propulsion:
  • Two oil-fired boilers
  • Triple-expansion steam engine
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
  • Single screw
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)[1]
Range: 20,000 nmi (37,000 km; 23,000 mi)
Capacity: 10,856 t (10,685 long tons) deadweight (DWT)[1]
Crew: 81[1]
Armament: Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun for use against surfaced submarines, variety of anti-aircraft guns

SS Edward Eggleston was an American Liberty ship built in 1943 for service in World War II. Her namesake was Edward Eggleston, an American historian and novelist .

Design

Like other Liberty ships, she was 441 feet (134 m) long and 56 feet (17 m) wide, carried 9000 tons of cargo and had a top speed of 11 knots (20 km/h). Most Liberty ships were named after prominent deceased Americans.[2]

Construction and career

The keel of the ship was laid on April 20, 1943. Few months later the California Shipbuilding Corp launched in Los Angeles under the name Edward Eggleston. She was transferred to the Soviet Union later that year to be commissioned with the name Novorossiysk. The ship survived the World War II unscathed.

She was scrapped in 1971.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Davies, James (2012). "Liberty Cargo Ships". ww2ships.com. p. 23. http://ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  2. "Liberty Ships built by the United States Maritime Commission in World War II". usmm.org. 2008. http://www.usmm.org/libertyships.html#anchor446731. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  3. Miramar Ship Index

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