|SS Howard A. Kelly|
File:Het schip Howard A Kelly bij de fabriek van de Billiton Maatschappij Suriname i, Bestanddeelnr 252-6572.jpg|
Howard A. Kelly in 1947
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||Howard A. Kelly|
|Namesake:||Howard A. Kelly|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Launched:||18 March 1943|
|Class & type:||Liberty ship|
|Displacement:||14,245 long tons (14,474 t)|
|Beam:||57 ft (17 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)|
|Range:||20,000 nmi (37,000 km; 23,000 mi)|
|Capacity:||10,856 t (10,685 long tons) deadweight (DWT)|
|Armament:||Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun for use against surfaced submarines, variety of anti-aircraft guns|
SS Howard A. Kelly was an American Liberty ship built in 1943 for service in World War II. Her namesake was Howard Atwood Kelly, an influential American architect of collegiate and ecclesiastical buildings.
Like other Liberty ships, she was 441 feet (134 m) long and 56 feet (17 m) wide, carried 9000 tons of cargo and had a top speed of 11 knots (20 km/h). Most Liberty ships were named after prominent deceased Americans.
Construction and career
This particular ship was built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in Baltimore. She was launched on 18 March 1943 and commissioned later that year.
She was scrapped in 1969.
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- "S.S. Howard A. Kelly, launching, 1943 March 18 | Hagley Museum and Library Archives". https://findingaids.hagley.org/repositories/2/archival_objects/36228.
- Miramar Ship Index
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