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SS Henry Hadley
Career (United States)
Name: Henry Hadley
Namesake: Henry Hadley
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: T.J. Stevenson & Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2489
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,013,742[2]
Yard number: 53
Way number: 5
Laid down: 26 June 1944
Launched: 8 August 1944
Completed: 22 August 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: WSPW
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Papa.svgICS Whiskey.svg[2]
Fate:
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 8 March 1948
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 23 May 1952
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 28 October 1971, withdrawn from fleet, 23 May 1972
    General characteristics [3]
    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 Henry Hadley was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Henry Hadley, an American composer and conductor.

    Construction

    Henry Hadley was laid down on 26 June 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2489, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; and was launched on 8 August 1944.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to the T.J. Stevenson & Co., Inc., on 22 August 1944. On 8 March 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina. On 23 May 1952, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was sold for scrapping, 28 October 1971, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp. She was removed from the fleet, 23 May 1972.[4]

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