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SS R. Walton Moore
Career (United States)
Name: R. Walton Moore
Namesake: R. Walton Moore
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2370
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,009,493[1]
Yard number: 155
Way number: 3
Laid down: 1 July 1944
Launched: 14 August 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Charles P. Howze
Completed: 26 August 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WSUU
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Uniform.svgICS Uniform.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Susisun Bay Group, 2 November 1948
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, Washington, 15 June 1955
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 6 February 1961
    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. Walton Moore was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after R. Walton Moore, a member of the Virginia Senate and United States Representative from Virginia.

    Construction

    R. Walton Moore was laid down on 1 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2370, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Charles P. Howze, and launched on 14 August 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Parry Navigation Co., on 26 August 1944. On 2 November 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the Suisun Bay Group. On 5 June 1955, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1955", she relocated to the Olympia Group, loaded with grain on 15 June 1955. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 12 January 1958, to have the grain unloaded and returned empty on 19 January 1958. On 6 February 1961, she was sold for scrapping to Zidell Exploration, Inc., for $56,333.41. She was removed from the fleet on 23 May 1961.[4][5]

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