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SS Jared Ingersoll
Career (United States)
Name: Jared Ingersoll
Namesake: Jared Ingersoll
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: American West African Line, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MCE hull 60
Awarded: 14 March 1941
Builder: Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland[1]
Cost: $1,074,809[2]
Yard number: 2047
Way number: 1
Laid down: 24 June 1942
Launched: 15 August 1942
Sponsored by: Mrs. B.N. Ward
Completed: 25 August 1942
Identification:
  • Call sign: KGJR
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Golf.svgICS Juliet.svgICS Romeo.svg[2]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 13 January 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 7 July 1964, withdrawn from fleet, 4 August 1962
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 Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp, Harrison, New Jersey)
  • 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 Jared Ingersoll was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Jared Ingersoll, an American lawyer and statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signatory of the Constitution of the United States.

    Construction

    Jared Ingersoll was laid down on 24 June 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MCE hull 60, by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland; she was sponsored by Mrs. B.N. Ward, the wife of Commander Ward, the Assistant to the Industrial Manager, Fifth Naval District, Baltimore, and was launched on 15 August 1942.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to American West African Line, Inc., on 25 August 1942. On 13 January 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina. She was sold for scrapping on 7 July 1964, to Horton Industries, Inc., for $46,600. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 4 August 1964.[4]

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