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SS George R. Poole
Career (United States)
Name: George R. Poole
Namesake: George R. Poole
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2395
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $845,276[1]
Yard number: 180
Way number: 4
Laid down: 7 December 1944
Launched: 8 January 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. R.D. Strauchan
Completed: 19 January 1945
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANEW
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Echo.svgICS Whiskey.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 7 January 1946
Status: Sold for scrapping, 13 December 1957
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 George R. Poole was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after George R. Poole, who was lost at sea while he was the 1st assistant engineer on SS Gulfstar, that was torpedoed by German submarine U-155, 3 April 1943, off Florida.

    Construction

    George R. Poole was laid down on 7 December 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2395, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs .R.D. Strauchan, and launched on 8 January 1945.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the Stockard Steamship Corp., on 19 January 1945. On 7 January 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 13 December 1957, she was sold for $88,668, to Boston Metals Co., for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 25 February 1958.[4][5]

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