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SS Ransom A. Moore
Career (United States)
Name: Ransom A. Moore
Namesake: Ransom A. Moore
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: J. H. Winchester & Company, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2330
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $871,631[1]
Yard number: 71
Way number: 3
Laid down: 18 October 1944
Launched: 21 November 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Emmett Assenheimer
Completed: 30 November 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: ANAU
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Alpha.svgICS Uniform.svg[1]
Fate: Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas, 10 May 1952
Status: Sold for scrapping, 31 January 1961, withdrawn from the fleet, 26 July 1961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 Filer & Stowell Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 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 Ransom A. Moore was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Ransom A. Moore, an American agronomist and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Construction

    Ransom A. Moore was laid down on 18 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2330, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Emmett Assenheimer, the wife of the director of Procurement and Expediting, JAJCC, and launched on 21 November 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to J. H. Winchester & Company, Inc., 30 November 1944. On 1 October 1948, she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas.[4] She was sold for scrapping, 15 March 1970, to Luria Bros. and Co., Inc., for $41,280. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 15 June 1970.[4]

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