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SS Richard Randall
Career (United States)
Name: Richard Randall
Namesake: Richard Randall
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2383
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $866,525[1]
Yard number: 168
Way number: 4
Laid down: 2 October 1944
Launched: 4 November 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Edward C. Marshall
Completed: 16 November 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KYTN
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Tango.svgICS November.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 29 July 1949
Status: Sold for scrapping, 23 October 1964
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 Richard Randall was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Richard Randall, a privateer and founder of Sailors' Snug Harbor.

    Construction

    Richard Randall was laid down on 2 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2383, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Edward C. Marshall, and launched on 4 November 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Isbrandtsen Steamship Co. Inc., on 16 November 1944. On 29 July 1949, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 23 October 1964, she was sold for $54,240, to Pinto Island Metals Co., for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 3 November 1964.[4][5]

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