Military Wiki
Advertisement
SS Pedro Menendez
Career (United States)
Name: Pedro Menendez
Namesake: Pedro Menendez
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2313
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,073,857[1]
Yard number: 54
Way number: 3
Laid down: 24 June 1944
Launched: 31 July 1944
Completed: 18 August 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: WSSM
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Mike.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Mobile, 14 October 1946
  • Transferred to the Beaumont Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas, 7 July 1948
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 22 August 1966, withdrawn from fleet, 25 October 1966
    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 Pedro Menendez was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Pedro Menendez.

    Construction[]

    Pedro Menendez was laid down on 24 June 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2313, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; and launched on 31 July 1944.[3][1]

    History[]

    She was allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., 18 August 1944. On 14 October 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Mobile.[4]

    On 23 February 1947, she was withdrawn from the fleet and allocated to Waterman Steamship Corporation. On 28 March 1947, she was allocated to Sword Line, Inc. On 7 July 1948, she was allocated to the South Atlantic Steamship Line, for transfer to the Beaumont Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas. She was sold, 22 August 1966, for $45,600 to Southern Scrap Material Co., LTD, to be scrapped. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 25 October 1966.[4]

    References[]

    Bibliography[]


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