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SS Samaustral
Career (United States)
Name: Samaustral
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2356
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,066,310[1]
Yard number: 141
Way number: 1
Laid down: 16 March 1944
Launched: 28 April 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. J.E. Wfird
Completed: 13 May 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samaustral
Acquired: 13 May 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: GSVP
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Fate: Sold to J. & C. Harrison, Ltd., 23 April 1947
Status: Fate unknown
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 Samaustral 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

    Samaustral was laid down on 16 March 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2356, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. J.E. Wfird, and launched on 28 April 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was turned over to the British Ministry of War Transport, on 13 May 1944. On 23 April 1947, she was sold to J.& C. Harrison, Ltd., for commercial use.[4][5]

    References

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