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SS Joseph V. Connolly
Career (United States)
Name: Joseph V. Connolly
Namesake: Joseph V. Connolly
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: South Atlantic Staemship Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 3143
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida[1]
Cost: $845,073[2]
Yard number: 103
Way number: 4
Laid down: 25 May 1945
Launched: 9 July 1945
Completed: 8 August 1945
Identification:
  • Call sign: AOEO
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS Oscar.svgICS Echo.svgICS Lima.svg[2]
Fate:
  • Caught fire and abandoned, 12 January 1948
  • Sunk in tow, 29 January 1948
  • General characteristics [3]
    Class & type:
    Tonnage:
  • 10,600 LT DWT
  • 7,200 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 Filer & Stowell Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 1 × screw propeller
  • Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
    Capacity:
    • 490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)
    Complement: 41
    Armament:
    • Stern-mounted 4"/50 caliber (102 mm) gun for use against surfaced submarines
    • variety of anti-aircraft guns

    SS Joseph V. Connolly was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Joseph V. Connolly.

    Construction

    Joseph V. Connolly was laid down on 25 May 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 3143, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 9 July 1945.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to South Atlantic Staemship Lines, Inc., on 8 August 1945.[4] On 12 January 1948, while transporting coffins from New York to Antwerp, she caught fire and was abandoned 900 mi (1,400 km) east of New York. She was later taken in tow, 24 January, but broke loose and sank, 29 January.[5]

    Wreck location: 40°47′N 52°48′W / 40.783°N 52.8°W / 40.783; -52.8Coordinates: 40°47′N 52°48′W / 40.783°N 52.8°W / 40.783; -52.8

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