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SS Robert Lansing
Career (United States)
Name: Robert Lansing
Namesake: Robert Lansing
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1531
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,533,395[1]
Yard number: 13
Way number: 1
Laid down: 3 June 1943
Launched: 17 July 1943
Completed: 6 August 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KXLT
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS X-ray.svgICS Lima.svgICS Tango.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 5 June 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 24 March 1967
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 Robert Lansing was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert Lansing, a Counselor of the United States Department of State and United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson.

    Construction

    Robert Lansing was laid down on 3 June 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1531, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 17 July 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., on 6 August 1943. On 5 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 24 March 1967, she was sold for $48,071 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 7 April 1967.[4]

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