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SS James Bennett Moore
Career (United States)
Name: James Bennett Moore
Namesake: James Bennett Moore
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2397
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $797,094[1]
Yard number: 182
Way number: 6
Laid down: 15 December 1944
Launched: 19 January 1945
Sponsored by: Mary Peavey
Completed: 31 January 1945
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANHZ [1]
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Fate:
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 6 May 1948
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 2 June 1952
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 12 March 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 James Bennett Moore was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after James Bennett Moore, who was lost at sea while he was the 2nd assistant engineer on the freighter SS Massmar, after the convoy (QP 13) she was travelling in strayed into an Allied minefield (SN72) 5 July 1942, off Greenland.

    Construction

    James Bennett Moore was laid down on 15 December 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2397, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mary Peavey, daughter of Senator John W. Thomas of Idaho, and launched on 19 January 1945.[1][3]

    History

    She was allocated to the A.L. Burbank & Co., Ltd., on 31 January 1945. On 6 May 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 10 October 1949, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain, she returned loaded on 19 October 1949. On 17 August 1950, she was withdrawn to be unload and refilled, she returned on 1 September 1950, reloaded. On 14 March 1951, she withdrew again to be unloaded but it is unclear when she returned, her status card refers to her being sent for repairs on 29 March 1951, and her being transferred to the Mobile Reserve Fleet on 2 June 1952. On 12 March 1971, she was sold to Union Minerals & Alloys, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 14 June 1971.[4][5]

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