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SS Samalness
Career (United States)
Name: Samalness
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1517
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,101,409[1]
Yard number: 133
Way number: 5
Laid down: 15 January 1944
Launched: 29 February 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. F.W. Prathe
Completed: 11 March 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samalness
Acquired: 11 March 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: MXSW
  • ICS Mike.svgICS X-ray.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Whiskey.svg[1]
Fate: Sold, 30 April 1947
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Castledore
Operator: Maritime Shipping & Trading Company
Acquired: 30 April 1947
Fate: Ran aground and sunk, 28 January 1951
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 Samalness was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was transferred to the British Ministry of War Transportation (MoWT) upon completion.

    Construction

    Samalness was laid down on 15 January 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1517, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. F.W. Prathe, and launched on 29 February 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Haldin & Philips, on 11 March 1944. On 30 April 1947, she was sold to the Maritime Shipping & Trading Company, and renamed Castledore. On 28 January 1951, she ran aground off Spain and sank when her propeller fell off.[4][5]

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