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SS Harold Dossett
Career (United States)
Name: Harold Dossett
Namesake: Harold Dossett
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2399
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $842,149[1]
Yard number: 184
Way number: 2
Laid down: 26 December 1944
Launched: 30 January 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. L.A. Graves
Completed: 15 February 1945
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANIB
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS India.svgICS Bravo.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 23 December 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 16 September 1970
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 Harold Dossett was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Harold Dossett, who was lost at sea while he was a messman on SS Samuel Q. Brown, after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-103, on 23 May 1942, off Cuba.

    Construction

    Harold Dossett was laid down on 26 December 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2399, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. L.A. Graves, and launched on 30 January 1945.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the Norton Lilly Management Agency, on 15 February 1945. On 23 December 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 24 June 1953, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain, she returned loaded on 6 July 1953. On 23 April 1957, she was withdrawn to be unload, she returned on empty 1 May 1957. On 9 July 1958, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain, she returned loaded on 25 July 1958. On 4 March 1959, she was withdrawn to be unload, she returned on empty 10 March 1959. On 19 November 1960, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain, she returned loaded on 29 November 1960. On 26 February 1963, she was withdrawn to be unload, she returned on empty 1 March 1963. On 8 September 1970, she was sold for $90,500 to Eckhardt & Co., G.m.b.H., West Germany, to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 16 September 1970.[4][5]

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