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SS Edward R. Squibb
Career (United States)
Name: Edward R. Squibb
Namesake: Edward R. Squibb
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2384
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $870,514[1]
Yard number: 169
Way number: 5
Laid down: 6 October 1944
Launched: 9 November 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Paul Jones
Completed: 21 November 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KYTQ
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Tango.svgICS Quebec.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 30 October 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 13 April 1971
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 Edward R. Squibb was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Edward R. Squibb, a US Navy surgeon, and founder of E. R. Squibb and Sons.

    Construction

    Edward R. Squibb was laid down on 6 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2384, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Paul Jones, daughter-in-law of James Addison Jones, and launched on 9 November 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to India Steamship Co., on 21 November 1944. On 30 October 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas. On 13 April 1971, she was sold for $40,100, to Luria Brothers & Co., Inc., for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 11 May 1971.[4][5]

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