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SS Halton R. Carey
Career (United States)
Name: Halton R. Carey
Namesake: Halton R. Carey
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2398
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $817,209[1]
Yard number: 183
Way number: 1
Laid down: 21 December 1944
Launched: 25 January 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. A.W. Henson
Completed: 7 February 1945
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANIA
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Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 17 May 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 28 May 1963
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 Halton R. Carey was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Halton R. Carey, who was lost at sea while he was an ordinary seaman on the tanker SS W.D. Anderson, after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-504, on 22 February 1942, off Florida.

    Construction

    Halton R. Carey was laid down on 21 December 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2398, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. A.W. Henson, and launched on 25 January 1945.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to American Liberty Line, on 7 February 1945. On 17 May 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolia. On 28 May 1963, she was sold to Northern Metals Co., for scrapping.[4][5]

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