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SS Raymond V. Ingersoll
Career (United States)
Name: Raymond V. Ingersoll
Namesake: Raymond V. Ingersoll
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Agwilines Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2317
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $945,999[1]
Yard number: 58
Way number: 5
Laid down: 27 July 1944
Launched: 31 August 1944
Completed: 18 September 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: KSSK
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Fate: Sold for commercial use, 6 February 1947
Career  Norway
Name: Sneland I
Owner: Rich. Amlie & Co.
Fate: Sold, 1959
Career  Poland
Name:
  • Kopalnia Zabrze
  • MP-ZP-GDY-8
Operator: Polish Steamship Co.
Refit: Converted to floating warehouse and renamed, 1975
Fate: Scrapped, 1982
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 Raymond V. Ingersoll was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Raymond V. Ingersoll, borough president of Brooklyn from 1934 to 1940.

    Construction

    Raymond V. Ingersoll was laid down on 27 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2317, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; and launched on 31 August 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Polarus Steamship Company, 18 September 1944. On 3 June 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York.[4]

    Reallocated to Polarus Steamship Company, 12 July 1946. Placed in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 17 October 1946.[4] She was sold, on 6 February 1947, to Rich. Amlie & Co., for $599,309.36 and commercial use. She was flagged in Norway and renamed Sneland I. In 1959, she was sold to the Polish Government, allocated to the Polish Steamship Co., and renamed Kopalnia Zabrze. She was converted to a floating warehouse in 1975, and renamed MP-ZP-GDY-8, until being scrapped in 1982.[4]

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