|SS Horace Binney|
|Career (United States)|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||American Export Lines, Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MCE hull 62|
|Awarded:||14 March 1941|
|Builder:||Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Laid down:||5 July 1942|
|Launched:||25 August 1942|
|Sponsored by:||Miss Bertha Joseph|
|Completed:||31 August 1942|
|Fate:||Mined, 8 May 1945|
|Status:||Constructive Total Loss, sold for scrapping, 1 April 1948|
|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 Horace Binney was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Horace Binney, an American lawyer, author, and public speaker who served as an Anti-Jacksonian in the United States House of Representatives.
Horace Binney was laid down on 5 July 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MCE hull 62, by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland; sponsored by Miss Bertha Joseph, the secretary of Senator George L. P. Radcliffe of Maryland, and was launched on 25 August 1942.
She was allocated to American Export Lines, Inc., on 31 August 1942. On 8 May 1945, she was mined off the coast of Dunkirk, France, at Coordinates: , and beached at Deal, England, where she broke in two. On 1 April 1948, she was sold to the Belgium company Etablisements Dohmen et Habets SA., and scrapped in Antwerp.
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- Maritime Administration. "Horace Binney". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/ShipHistory/Detail/5968.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS Horace Binney". http://usmaritimecommission.de/query.php?datalist=1&typeofquery=Name%20of%20Ship&valueofquery=Horace%20Binney&code=B0062a.
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