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SS Henry W. Grady
Career (United States)
Name: Henry W. Grady
Namesake: Henry W. Grady
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Wilmore Steamship Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1501
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,827,324[1]
Yard number: 117
Way number: 1
Laid down: 31 July 1943
Launched: 22 October 1943
Completed: 30 October 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KYPV
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Papa.svgICS Victor.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 9 May 1946
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 19 May 1952
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 22 June 1971
    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 Henry W. Grady was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Henry W. Grady, a journalist.

    Construction

    Henry W. Grady was laid down on 31 July 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1501, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, and launched on 22 October 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to Wilmore Steamship Company, on 30 October 1943. On 9 May 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF) in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 19 May 1952, she was laid up in the NDRF in Beaumont, Texas. On 22 June 1971, she was sold to Consolidated Steel Corporation, for $42,000, for scrapping. She was delivered on 21 July 1971.[4][5]

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