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SS Samlorian
Career (United States)
Name: Samlorian
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2358
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,034,152[1]
Yard number: 143
Way number: 3
Laid down: 1 April 1944
Launched: 14 May 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. A.M. Harris
Completed: 26 May 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samlorian
Operator: E.R. Management Co.
Acquired: 26 May 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: GSWL
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Fate: Sold to Strath Steamship Co., 21 April 1947
Status: Scrapped, 1966
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 Joshua Hendy Iron Works, Sunnyvale, California)
  • 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 Samlorian 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

    Samlorian was laid down on 1 April 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2358, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. A.M. Harris, and launched on 14 May 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to E.R. Management Co., on 26 May 1944. On 20 June 1947, she was sold to the Strath Steamship Co., for commercial use. She was scrapped in 1966.[4][5]

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