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SS Horace H. Lurton
Career (United States)
Name: Horace H. Lurton
Namesake: Horace H. Lurton
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Cosmopolitan Shipping Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1500
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,814,639[1]
Yard number: 116
Way number: 6
Laid down: 12 July 1943
Launched: 7 October 1943
Completed: 19 October 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIRM
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Fate: Transferred to France, scrapped, June 1968
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 Horace H. Lurton was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Horace H. Lurton, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Construction

    Horace H. Lurton was laid down on 12 July 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1500, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, and launched on 7 October 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to Cosmopolitan Shipping Company, on 19 October 1943. On 22 October 1946, she was transferred to the French Shipping Mission, on 6 December 1946, she was sold to them for $544,506. She was scrapped in June 1968.[4][5]

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