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SS Salvador Brau
Career (United States)
Name: Salvador Brau
Namesake: Salvador Brau
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: William J. Rountree & Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1543
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,306,833[1]
Yard number: 25
Way number: 3
Laid down: 8 November 1943
Launched: 15 December 1943
Completed: 31 January 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KUWA
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Uniform.svgICS Whiskey.svgICS Alpha.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet Beaumont, Texas, 1 June 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 16 November 1966
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 Salvador Brau was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Salvador Brau, a journalist, poet, dramatist, novelist, historian, and sociologist. He was designated the official historian of Puerto Rico in 1903, by the first American-appointed governor William Henry Hunt.

    Construction

    Salvador Brau was laid down on 8 November 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1543, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 15 December 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to William J. Rountree & Co., Inc., on 31 January 1944. On 1 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas. On 16 November 1966, she was sold for $45,179.79 to Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd., for scrapping. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 21 December 1966.[4][5]

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