Military Wiki
Advertisement
SS Niels Poulson
Career (United States)
Name: Niels Poulson
Namesake: Niels Poulson
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2371
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $972,154[1]
Yard number: 156
Way number: 4
Laid down: 6 July 1944
Launched: 18 August 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. W.H. McWhirter
Completed: 5 September 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WSLR
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Lima.svgICS Romeo.svg[1]
Fate: Struck a mine off Gorgona, Italy, 6 December 1946
Status: Sold for scrapping, 20 February 1948
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 Niels Poulson was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Niels Poulson, an architect and philanthropist.

    Construction

    Niels Poulson was laid down on 6 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2371, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. W.H. McWhirter, and launched on 18 August 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the Dichmann Wright & Pugh Company, on 5 September 1944. On 6 December 1946, she struck a mine off Gorgona, Italy, and was towed to Leghorn, Italy, where she was declared a constructive total loss (CTL) on 19 December.[1] On 20 February 1948, she was sold, along with 39 other vessels, including her sister ships SS Isaac Shelby and SS Cassius Hudson, for $520,000, to Venturi Salvaggi Ricuperi Imprese Marittime Societa per Azioni, Genoa.[4][5]

    References

    Bibliography


    This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
    Advertisement