|SS Robert Mills|
|Career (United States)|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2498|
|Awarded:||23 April 1943|
|Builder:||St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida|
|Laid down:||30 August 1944|
|Launched:||5 October 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Cecil L. McCall|
|Completed:||14 October 1944|
|Fate:||Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 16 October 1948|
|Status:||Sold for artificial reef program, 21 May 1975, withdrawn from fleet, 28 May 1975|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||
|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)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
SS Robert Mills was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert Mills, a South Carolina architect known for designing both the first Washington Monument, located in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as the better known Washington Monument in the nation's capital, Washington, DC.
Robert Mills was laid down on 30 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2498, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Cecil L. McCall, the wife of St. Johns River SBC's leaderman, and was launched on 5 October 1944.
She was allocated to the Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc., on 14 October 1944. On 21 October 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was transferred for use as an artificial reef, 21 May 1975, to the state of Alabama. She was removed from the fleet, 28 May 1975. She was sunk 24 October 1975, at Coordinates: .
- "St. John's River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 16 October 2010. http://shipbuildinghistory.com/shipyards/emergencylarge/stjohnsriver.htm.
- Maritime Administration. "Robert Mills". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/ShipHistory/Detail/4187.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS Robert Mills". http://usmaritimecommission.de/query.php?datalist=1&typeofquery=Name%20of%20Ship&valueofquery=Robert%20Mills&code=B2498a.
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