|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|
|Laid down:||15 November 1943|
|Launched:||28 December 1943|
|Completed:||19 February 1944|
|Fate:||Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet Mobile, Alabama, 10 July 1946|
|Status:||Sold for commercial use, 11 May 1949|
|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 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.
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.
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 She was withdrawn from the fleet on 13 May 1949.
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- Maritime Administration. "Harold T. Andrews". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/sh/ShipHistory/Detail/2094.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS Harold T. Andrews". http://usmaritimecommission.de/.
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