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SS Harold T. Andrews
Career (United States)
Name: Harold T. Andrews
Namesake: Harold T. Andrews
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Boland & Cornelius
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1544
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,351,796[1]
Yard number: 26
Way number: 4
Laid down: 15 November 1943
Launched: 28 December 1943
Completed: 19 February 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KVQJ
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Victor.svgICS Quebec.svgICS Juliet.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet Mobile, Alabama, 10 July 1946
Status: Sold for commercial use, 11 May 1949
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 Filer & Stowell Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 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 T. Andrews was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Harold T. Andrews, an ordinary seaman serving on SS West Nohno that, on 15 September 1942, in Suez, Egypt, saved an engineer that was trapped in the forepeak tank. He was posthumously awarded with the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal.

    Construction

    Harold T. Andrews was laid down on 15 November 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1544, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 28 December 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Boland & Cornelius, on 19 February 1944. On 10 July 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 11 May 1949, she was sold to Astra Steamship Corp., for commercial use. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 13 May 1949.[4][5]

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