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SS Lunsford Richardson
Career (United States)
Name: Lunsford Richardson
Namesake: Lunsford Richardson
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2374
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,031,122[1]
Yard number: 159
Way number: 1
Laid down: 2 August 1944
Launched: 9 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. E.W. Stetson
Completed: 22 September 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KSMT
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Mike.svgICS Tango.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 15 April 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 12 April 1961
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 Lunsford Richardson was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Lunsford Richardson, a pharmacist and founder of the Vick Chemical Company.

    Construction

    Lunsford Richardson was laid down on 2 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2374, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. E.W. Stetson, and launched on 9 September 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to William J. Rountree & Company, on 22 September 1944. On 11 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 12 April 1961, she was sold for $51,515, to Northern Metal Company, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 21 April 1961.[4][5]

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