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SS Robert F. Burns
Career (United States)
Name: Robert F. Burns
Namesake: Robert F. Burns
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: United States Navigation Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 3146
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida[1]
Cost: $842,691[2]
Yard number: 106
Way number: 3
Laid down: 30 June 1945
Launched: 28 August 1945
Completed: 19 September 1945
Identification:
  • Call sign: AOHQ
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS Oscar.svgICS Hotel.svgICS Quebec.svg[2]
Fate: Placed in the, Beaumont Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 25 April 1949
Status: Sold for scrapping, 19 January 1967, removed from fleet, 11 May 1967
General characteristics [3]
Class & type:
Tonnage:
  • 10,600 LT DWT
  • 7,200 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:
    • 490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)
    Complement: 41
    Armament:
    • Stern-mounted 4"/50 caliber (102 mm) gun for use against surfaced submarines
    • variety of anti-aircraft guns

    SS Robert F. Burns was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert F. Burns, a Merchant marine killed when U-66 torpedoed Topa Topa, 350 mi (560 km) off North of Cayenne, French Guiana, 29 August 1942.[4][5]

    Construction

    Robert F. Burns was laid down on 30 June 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 3146, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 28 August 1945.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to United States Navigation Co.Inc., on 19 September 1945. On 25 April 1949, she was placed in the, Beaumont Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas. She was sold for scrapping, 19 January 1967, to Southern Scrap Materials, for $45,188.88. She was removed from the fleet, 11 May 1967.[6]

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