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SS Richard K. Call
Career
Name: SS Richard K. Call
Namesake: Richard K. Call
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida
Yard number: 37
Way number: 1
Laid down: 21 February 1944
Launched: 15 April 1944
Fate: Scrapped, 1970
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)
Propulsion: Two oil-fired boilers
Triple expansion steam engine
Single screw
2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41
Armament: • 1 × Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
• AA guns

SS Richard K. Call (MC contract 2473) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Richard Keith Call, territorial governor of Florida.

The ship was laid down by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida, on February 21, 1944, then launched on April 15, 1944. The ship survived the war only to suffer the same fate as nearly all other Liberty ships that survived did; she was scrapped in 1970.[1]

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