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SS Samfinn
Career (United States)
Name: Samfinn
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2352
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,071,236[1]
Yard number: 137
Way number: 3
Laid down: 14 February 1944
Launched: 31 March 1944
Sponsored by: Miss Betty Dean
Completed: 13 April 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samfinn
Operator: Donaldson Bros. & Black
Acquired: 13 April 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: MYTP
  • ICS Mike.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Tango.svgICS Papa.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 16 September 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 18 April 1961
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 Samfinn 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

    Samfinn was laid down on 14 February 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2352, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Miss Betty Dean, and launched on 31 March 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Donaldson Bros. & Black, on 13 April 1944. On 16 September 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. She was sold to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation, 18 April 1961, for $62,339.89, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 12 June 1961.[4][5]

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