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SS Felix Riesenberg
Career (United States)
Name: Felix Riesenberg
Namesake: Felix Riesenberg
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2391
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $813,274[1]
Yard number: 176
Way number: 6
Laid down: 16 November 1944
Launched: 14 December 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. N.M. Campbell
Completed: 26 December 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANDZ
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Delta.svgICS Zulu.svg[1]
Fate: Sold for commercial use, 7 March 1951
Career (United States)
Name: Transatlantic
Acquired: 7 March 1951
Fate: Sold, March 1959
Career (United States)
Name: Nenana
Acquired: March 1959
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 6 January 1972
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 Felix Riesenberg was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Felix Riesenberg, a mariner, explorer, civil engineer, chief officer of the United States Shipping Board, (USSB) and author of marine textbooks.

    Construction

    Felix Riesenberg was laid down on 16 November 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2391, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. N.M. Campbell, and launched on 14 December 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the American West African Line Inc, on 26 December 1944. On 7 March 1951, she was sold to Pacific Waterways Corp., and renamed Transatlantic. In March 1959, she was sold to Alaska Steamship Co., and renamed Nenana. On 6 January 1971, she was sold to Jui Fa Steel & Iron Works Co., Ltd., Taiwan, for scrapping.[4][5]

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