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SS Robert Trimble
Career (United States)
Name: Robert Trimble
Namesake: Robert Trimble
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Agwilines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1493
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $2,173,763[1]
Yard number: 109
Way number: 5
Laid down: 29 August 1942
Launched: 21 June 1943
Completed: 20 July 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIQS
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Fate: Sold to Italy, 1947
Career (Italy)
Name: Andrea
Namesake: Andrea Corrado
Owner: Societe Di Navigazione Corrado
Acquired: 27 December 1963
Fate: Scrapped, 1963
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 Hamilton Engine Co., Hamilton, Ohio)
  • 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 Trimble was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert Trimble, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Construction

    Robert Trimble was laid down on 29 August 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1493, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, and launched on 21 June 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to Agwilines, Inc., on 20 July 1943. On 23 December 1946, she was transferred to the Italian Government, which in turn sold her to Socite Di Navigazione Corrado for $544,506, on 27 December 1946. She was renamed Andrea and scrapped in June 1963.[4][5]

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