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SS James K. Paulding
Career (United States)
Name: James K. Paulding
Namesake: James K. Paulding
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: United States Navigation Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2477
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,036,829[2]
Yard number: 41
Way number: 5
Laid down: 30 March 1944
Launched: 12 May 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. M.V. McFarland
Completed: 30 May 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: WOON
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Oscar.svgICS Oscar.svgICS November.svg[2]
Fate: Laid up in the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 14 November 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 22 September 1964, removed from fleet, 30 October 1964
General characteristics [3]
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 K. Paulding was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after James K. Paulding, an American writer and the 11th United States Secretary of the Navy.

    Construction

    James K. Paulding was laid down on 30 March 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2477, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. M.V. McFarland, the wife of the War Shipping Administration (WSA) manager in, Jacksonville, and was launched on 12 May 1944.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to the United States Navigation Company, on 30 May 1944. On 14 November 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama,. She was sold for scrapping, 22 September 1964, to Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd., for $51,666.88. She was removed from the fleet on 30 October 1964.[4]

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