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SS Eugene T. Chamberlain
Career (United States)
Name: Eugene T. Chamberlain
Namesake: Eugene T. Chamberlain
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2368
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,065,659[1]
Yard number: 153
Way number: 1
Laid down: 19 June 1944
Launched: 1 August 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. L.D. Cox
Completed: 13 August 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WRFX
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Romeo.svgICS Foxtrot.svgICS X-ray.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, 8 October 1945
Status: Sold for non-transportation use, 3 March 1966
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 Eugene T. Chamberlain was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Eugene T. Chamberlain, the commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Navigation from 1893 to 1915.

    Construction

    Eugene T. Chamberlain was laid down on 19 June 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2368, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. L.D. Cox, and launched on 1 August 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the Isbrandtsen Steamship Co. Inc., on 13 August 1944. On 8 October 1945, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 3 March 1966, she was sold for "non-transportation use" (NTU) to Northern Metals Co., for $47,750. She was removed from the fleet on 29 March 1966.[4][5]

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