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SS Robert Y. Hayne
Career (United States)
Name: Robert Y. Hayne
Namesake: Robert Y. Hayne
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Agwilines Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1198
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $2,195,834[2]
Yard number: 6
Way number: 6
Laid down: 2 November 1942
Launched: 30 May 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. James C. Merrill, Jr.
Completed: 20 July 1943
Identification:
  • Call sign: KIVW
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Fate: Placed in the Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York, 30 May 1946
Status: Sold for commercial use, 19 May 1947, withdrawn from fleet, 23 May 1947
Career  Italy
Name: Citta Di Savona
Owner: Societa Saicen
Status: Sold, 1958
Career  Liberia
Name: Centreport
Owner: T.J. Verrando and Co.
Operator: Lloyd Arfrica, LTD.
Status: Sold for scrapping, 1971
General characteristics [3]
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 Y. Hayne was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert Y. Hayne, an American lawyer, planter and politician. He served in the United States Senate from 1823 to 1832, as Governor of South Carolina 1832–1834, and as Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina 1836–1837.

    Construction

    Robert Y. Hayne was laid down on 2 November 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1198, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. James C. Merrill, Jr., the wife of a Merrill-Stevens Drydock & Repair Co. official, she was launched on 30 May 1943.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to Agwilines Inc., on 20 July 1943. On 30 May 1946, she was placed in the Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York. She was sold for commercial use, on 19 May 1947, to Italy, and renamed Citta Di Savona. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 6 June 1947.[4]

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