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SS R. J. Reynolds
Career (United States)
Name: R.J. Reynolds
Namesake: R. J. Reynolds
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2377
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $947,562[1]
Yard number: 162
Way number: 4
Laid down: 19 August 1944
Launched: 30 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Richard J.E. Reynolds Jr.
Completed: 12 October 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KSLD
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Lima.svgICS Delta.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 11 January 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 13 December 1957
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 R.J. Reynolds was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after R. J. Reynolds, founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

    Construction

    R.J. Reynolds was laid down on 19 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2377, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Richard J.E. Reynolds Jr., and launched on 30 September 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Black Diamond Steamship Co., on 12 October 1944. On 11 January 1947, she laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 13 December 1957, she was sold for $88,636, to Boston Metals Scrap Company, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 8 February 1958.[4][5]

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