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SS Frank Park
Career (United States)
Name: Frank Park
Namesake: Frank Park
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2367
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,075,502[1]
Yard number: 152
Way number: 6
Laid down: 10 June 1944
Launched: 21 July 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Prince G. Finlayson
Completed: 31 July 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WRFW
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Romeo.svgICS Foxtrot.svgICS Whiskey.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28 June 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 8 May 1962
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 Joshua Hendy Iron Works, Sunnyvale, California)
  • 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 Frank Park was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Frank Park, a United States Representative from Georgia.

    Construction

    Frank Park was laid down on 10 June 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2367, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Prince G. Finlayson, and launched on 21 July 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the United States Navigation Co., on 31 July 1944. On 8 June 1950, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 8 May 1962, she was sold for scrapping to Northern Metals Co., for $47,407. She was removed from the fleet on 17 May 1962.[4][5]

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