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SS Patrick B. Whalen
Career (United States)
Name: Patrick B. Whalen
Namesake: Patrick B. Whalen
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2404
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,044,343[1]
Yard number: 189
Way number: 1
Laid down: 29 January 1945
Launched: 15 March 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. Leo W. Regan
Completed: 30 March 1945
  • Call Signal: ANMY
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Fate: Sold for commercial use, 19 July 1949
Career (United States)
  • Christiam
  • Bostonian
  • Manhattan
Operator: Atl. Marine Transport Co.
Acquired: 19 July 1949
Fate: Sold, April 1952
Career (United States)
Operator: National Transocean Carrier, Inc.
Acquired: April 1952
Fate: Sold, November 1952
Career (United States)
Name: Seadragon
Operator: Phoenix Steamship Corp.
Acquired: November 1952
Fate: Sold, July 1953
Career (United States)
Name: Charles C. Dunaif
Operator: Navigator Steamship Corp.
Acquired: July 1953
Fate: Sold, July 1958

SS Patrick B. Whalen was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Patrick B. Whalen, who was lost at sea while he was the 1st assistant engineer on SS Illinois, after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-159, on 2 June 1942, in the Caribbean.


Patrick B. Whalen was laid down on 29 January 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2404, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Leo W. Regan, and launched on 15 March 1945.[2][1]


She was allocated to the Isbrandtsen Steamship Co. Inc., on 30 March 1945. On 19 July 1949, she was sold to Atl. Marine Transport Co., for commercial use and renamed Christiam and later Bostonian and Manhattan. In April 1952, she was sold to National Transocean Carriers, Inc. In November 1952, she was sold to Phoenix Steamship Corp., and renamed Seadragon. In July 1953, she was sold to Navigator Steamship Corp., and renamed Charles C. Dunaif. In July 1958, she was sold to Cargo Ships & Tankers, Inc. In June 1961, she was sold to a Liberian shipping company and renamed Wilderness. On 4 May 1962, she was reflagged for the US. In March 1967, she was sold to Debbie Mae Shipping Corp., and renamed Debbie Mae. She was sold for scrapping in Taiwan in May 1967.[3][4]



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