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SS Patrick S. Mahony
Career (United States)
Name: Patrick S. Mahony
Namesake: Patrick S. Mahony
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2400
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $839,185[1]
Yard number: 185
Way number: 3
Laid down: 30 December 1944
Launched: 10 February 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. Christine Mahoney
Completed: 22 February 1945
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANIC
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS India.svgICS Charlie.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 13 September 1945
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 10 December 1947
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 19 January 1960
    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 Engineering Works, Brunswick, Georgia)
  • 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 Patrick S. Mahony was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Patrick S. Mahony, who was lost at sea while he was master of SS J.A. Moffett Jr., after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-571, on 8 July 1942, off Florida.

    Construction

    Patrick S. Mahony was laid down on 30 December 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2400, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. L.A. Graves, and launched on 10 February 1945.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the Black Diamond Steamship Co., on 22 February 1945. On 13 September 1945, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group. On 10 December 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 19 January 1960, she was sold for $70,318, along with nine other Liberty ships, to Bethlehem Steel, to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 20 February 1960.[4][5]

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