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SS James A. Wetmore
Career (United States)
Name: James A. Wetmore
Namesake: James A. Wetmore
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: William J. Rountree Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1502
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,753,260[1]
Yard number: 118
Way number: 2
Laid down: 14 August 1943
Launched: 30 October 1943
Completed: 11 November 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KTMN
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Tango.svgICS Mike.svgICS November.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 29 May 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 19 January 1967
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 James A. Wetmore was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after James A. Wetmore, the Acting Supervising Architect of the United States, from 1915 to 1933.

    Construction

    James A. Wetmore was laid down on 14 August 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1502, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, and launched on 30 October 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to William J. Rountree Co., Inc., on 11 November 1943. On 29 May 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 19 January 1967, she was sold to Northern Metal Company, for $46,000, for scrapping. She was delivered on 18 February 1967.[4][5]

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