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SS Samleyte
Career (United States)
Name: Samleyte
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2355
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,051,651[1]
Yard number: 140
Way number: 6
Laid down: 7 March 1944
Launched: 20 April 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Palmer Hoyt
Completed: 29 April 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samleyte
Acquired: 29 April 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: GSXC
  • ICS Golf.svgICS Sierra.svgICS X-ray.svgICS Charlie.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 4 November 1947
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 17 July 1959
    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 Samleyte 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

    Samleyte was laid down on 7 March 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2355, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Palmer Hoyt, and launched on 20 April 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was turned over to the British Ministry of War Transport, on 29 April 1944. On 4 November 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. While there, she was used for experimenting the use of cathodic protection (CP) as a preservation method. She was sold to Bethlehem Steel Company, on 17 July 1959. She was removed from the fleet on 21 July 1959.[4][5]

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