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SS M. Michael Edelstein
Career (United States)
Name: M. Michael Edelstein
Namesake: M. Michael Edelstein
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Smith & Johnson Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2305
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $949,954[1]
Yard number: 46
Way number: 1
Laid down: 28 April 1944
Launched: 5 June 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Dorothy Strom
Completed: 22 June 1944
  • Call Signal: WQEV
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Fate: Sold to Italy, 27 December 1945
Career (Italy)
  • Milano
  • Milano II
Namesake: Milano
Owner: Tirrenia Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Naples, Italy
Acquired: 1946
Fate: Sold, 1954
Career (Italy)
Name: Merit
Owner: Societa in Nome Colletivo Fratelli Lo Faro di Giovanni, Genoa, Italy
Acquired: 1954
Fate: Sold, 1956
Career (Italy)
Name: Albaro
Owner: Fratelli Lo Faro di Giovanni, Genoa, Italy
Acquired: 1956
Fate: Sold, 1963
Career (Italy)
Name: Maria Bottiglieri
Owner: Giovanni Bottiglieri, Naples, Italy
Acquired: 22 January 1947
Fate: Scrapped, 1969

SS M. Michael Edelstein was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after M. Michael Edelstein, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 14th district.


M. Michael Edelstein was laid down on 28 April 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2305, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy Strom, and launched on 5 June 1944.[2][1]


She was allocated to Smith & Johnson Co., on 22 June 1944. On 27 December 1945, she was transferred to the Italian Government, which in turn sold her for $553,253.57 to Tirrenia Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Naples, Italy, for commercial use. She was renamed Milano. After being sold to three more Italian owners she was scrapped in Spezia, Italy, in 1969.[3][4]



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