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SS Richard Halliburton
Career (United States)
Name: Richard Halliburton
Namesake: Richard Halliburton
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isbrandstsen Steamship Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2323
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $645,260[1]
Yard number: 64
Way number: 5
Laid down: 31 August 1944
Launched: 10 October 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Evelyn Marshall
Completed: 25 October 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: KTEF
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Tango.svgICS Echo.svgICS Foxtrot.svg[1]
Fate: Placed in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 10 March 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 14 March 1961, withdrawn from the fleet, 31 May 1961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 Richard Halliburton was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Richard Halliburton, an American traveler, adventurer, and author.

    Construction

    Richard Halliburton was laid down on 31 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2323, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Evelyn Marshall, wife of regional MARCOM auditor, and launched on 10 October 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Isbrandstsen Steamship Co. Inc., 23 September 1944. On 10 March 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina.[4] She was sold for scrapping, 14 March 1961, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., for $48,139.89. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 31 May 1961.[4]

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