|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|
|Laid down:||7 December 1944|
|Launched:||8 January 1945|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. R.D. Strauchan|
|Completed:||19 January 1945|
|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 |
|Class & type:||
|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)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
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.
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.
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.
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- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
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