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SS Robert R. Livingston
Career (United States)
Name: Robert R. Livingston
Namesake: Robert R. Livingston
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1516
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,115,991
Yard number: 132
Way number: 4
Laid down: 3 January 1944
Launched: 21 February 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Morton Funkhouser
Completed: 29 February 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KVYX
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Victor.svgICS Yankee.svgICS X-ray.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet Astoria, Oregon, 27 November 1946
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 2 January 1972
    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 R. Livingston was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert R. Livingston, a Founding Father of the United States, a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, the 1st United States Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the 1st Chancellor of New York, and a Minister to France.

    Construction

    Robert R. Livingston was laid down on 3 January 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1516, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Morton Funkhouser, daughter of James Addison Jones, and launched on 21 February 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the A.H. Bull Company, on 29 February 1944. On 27 November 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Astoria, Oregon. On 5 August 1954, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1954", she returned loaded with grain on 18 August 1954. She was again withdrawn from the fleet on 20 December 1959, to have the grain unloaded, she returned empty on 24 December 1959. On 2 January 1962, she was sold, along with two other ships, to Zidell Exploration, Inc., for $193,707.91, for scrapping. She was delivered on 10 January 1962.[4][5]

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