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SS Robert M. T. Hunter
Name: SS Robert M. T. Hunter
Namesake: Robert M.T. Hunter
Builder: Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation, Savannah, Georgia
Yard number: 8
Way number: 3
Laid down: 11 December 1943
Launched: 28 March 1943
Fate: Scrapped, 1971
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 Robert M. T. Hunter (MC contract 348) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, an American statesman.

The ship was laid down on December 11, 1942, then launched on March 28, 1943. The ship survived the war only to suffer the same fate as nearly all other Liberty ships that survived did; she was scrapped in 1971.[1]


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