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SS Nathan B. Forrest
Career (United States)
Name: Nathan B. Forrest
Namesake: Nathan B. Forrest
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: American Export Lines Inc.
Ordered: as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1539
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,549,317[1]
Yard number: 21
Way number: 4
Laid down: 2 October 1943
Launched: 13 November 1943
Completed: 29 December 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KVKB
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Victor.svgICS Kilo.svgICS Bravo.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 30 October 1945
Status: Sold for scrapping, 31 Jul 1972
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport
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 Nathan B. Forrest was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Nathan B. Forrest, a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War.

    Construction

    Nathan B. Forrest was laid down on 2 October 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1539, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 13 November 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to American Export Lines Inc., on 29 December 1943. On 30 October 1945, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 31 July 1972, she was sold for $75,600 to N.V. Intershitra, Rotterdam, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 21 August 1972.[4][5]

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