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SS Samarkand
Name: Peter Cooper (1943)
Samarkand (1943-1947)
Talthybius (1947-1954)
Gleniffer (1954-1958)
Dove (1958-1965)
Patraic Sky (1965-1971)
Owner: British Government (1943-47)
Ocean Steamship Co Ltd (1947-54)
Glen Line (1954-58)
Colombine Shipping Co (1958-65)
Patriarch Steamship Co (1965-71)
Port of registry: United States Baltimore (1943)
United Kingdom London (1943-47)
United Kingdom Liverpool (1947-58)
Lebanon Monrovia (1958-71)
Builder: Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard
Yard number: 2217
Laid down: 24 July 1943
Launched: 25 August 1943
Completed: September 1943
Fate: Broken up at Split from 30 March 1971
General characteristics
Tonnage: 7,000 tons GRT
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 10.75 in (17.34 m)
Draught: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.46 m)
Propulsion: Two oil-fired boilers,
triple expansion steam engine,
single screw, 2500 horsepower (1.9 MW)
Speed: 11 knots (13 mph; 20 km/h) - 11.5 knots (13.2 mph; 21.3 km/h)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41
Armament: Stern-mounted 4 in (102 mm) deck gun for use against surfaced submarines, variety of anti-aircraft guns.

The SS Samarkand (Hull Number 1769, launched as the SS Peter Cooper) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II.

Originally named after Peter Cooper, an American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist, the ship was laid down by Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company on 24 July 1943, then launched on 25 August 1943. She was loaned to Great Britain as part of the Lend-Lease program where she was renamed the SS Samarkand. She was renamed after the Uzbek city of Samarkand. The ship survived the war and was sold into private ownership in 1947. She was scrapped in 1971.

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