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SS Joseph M. Terrell
Career (United States)
Name: Joseph M. Terrell
Namesake: Joseph M. Terrell
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1515
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,177,598[1]
Yard number: 131
Way number: 3
Laid down: December 23, 1943 (1943-12-23)
Launched: February 14, 1944 (1944-02-14)
Sponsored by: Mrs. W. Franklin Jones
Completed: February 26, 1944 (1944-02-26)
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KVOV
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Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 24 October 1947
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 17 June 1966
    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 Joseph M. Terrell was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Joseph M. Terrell, a United States Senator and the 57th Governor of Georgia.

    Construction

    Joseph M. Terrell was laid down on 23 December 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1515, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. W. Franklin Jones, the daughter-in-law of James Addison Jones, and launched on 14 February 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to R.A. Nichol & Company, on 26 February 1944. On 24 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama. On 17 June 1966, to Union Minerals & Alloys, Corp., for $45,568.79, for scrapping. She was delivered on 29 June 1966.[4][5]

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