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SS Richard H. Alvey
Career (United States)
Name: Richard H. Alvey
Namesake: Richard H. Alvey
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: A.H. Bull & Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MCE hull 53
Awarded: 14 March 1941
Builder: Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland[1]
Cost: $1,079,705[2]
Yard number: 2040
Way number: 3
Laid down: 24 May 1942
Launched: 15 July 1942
Sponsored by: Mrs. Holbrooke Bradley
Completed: 29 July 1942
Identification:
  • Call sign: KGIM
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Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 29 September 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 14 March 1961, withdrawn from fleet, 29 March 1961
General characteristics [3]
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 Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp, Harrison, New Jersey)
  • 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 Richard H. Alvey was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Richard H. Alvey, an American jurist who served as Chief Judge of the supreme court of the State of Maryland, the Maryland Court of Appeals and subsequently served as the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia.

    Construction

    Richard H. Alvey was laid down on 24 May 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MCE hull 53, by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland; she was sponsored by Mrs. Holbrooke Bradley, the daughter of Paul Patterson, the owner of The Baltimore Sun, and was launched on 15 July 1942.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to A.H. Bull & Co., Inc., on 29 July 1942. On 29 September 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas. She was sold for scrapping on 14 March 1961, to Luria Brothers & Co., for $61,789.22. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 29 March 1961.[4]

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