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SS Frederic C. Howe
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Frederic C. Howe
Career (United States)
Name: Frederic C. Howe
Namesake: Frederic C. Howe
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: United Fruit Co.
Ordered: as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1536
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,824,649[1]
Yard number: 18
Way number: 2
Laid down: 24 August 1943
Launched: 30 October 1943
Completed: 6 December 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KYPR
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Papa.svgICS Romeo.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 10 October 1947
Status: Sold for non-transportation use (NTU), 9 June 1972
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport
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 Frederic C. Howe was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Frederic C. Howe, a member of the Ohio Senate, Commissioner of Immigration of the Port of New York, and president of the League for Small and Subject Nationalities.

    Construction

    Frederic C. Howe was laid down on 24 August 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1536, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 30 October 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to United Fruit Co., on 6 December 1943. On 30 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 9 June 1972, she was sold for $38,753.54 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation, for non-transportation use (NTU). She was removed from the fleet on 18 August 1972.[4][5]

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