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SS Samoland
File:De Katingo spoedig vlot door het graven van geul, Bestanddeelnr 906-9319.jpg
SS Katingo on 11 December 1955
Career (United States)
Name: Samoland
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2359
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,028,195[1]
Yard number: 144
Way number: 4
Laid down: 10 April 1944
Launched: 20 May 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. H.B. Jones
Completed: 9 June 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samoland
Operator: E.R. Management Co.
Acquired: 26 May 1944
Renamed:
  • Sea Triumph, 1947
  • Asuncion De Larrinaga, 1948
  • Katingo, 1951
  • Virginia G, 1955
  • Kapetaissa, 1960
  • National Strength, 1964
  • Good Eddie, 1967
Identification:
  • Call Signal: GSWL
  • ICS Golf.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Whiskey.svgICS Lima.svg[1]
  • Fate:
  • Sold to merchant service
  • Scrapped, 1968
  • 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 Samoland 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[]

    Samoland was laid down on 10 April 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2359, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. H.B. Jones, daughter-in-law of James Addison Jones, and launched on 20 May 1944.[3][1]

    History[]

    She was allocated to E.R. Management Co., on 9 June 1944. On 30 April 1947, she was sold to the Dover Navigation Co., for commercial use. She was wrecked in 1955, and declared a constructive total loss (CTL), but rebuilt. She was again wrecked in 1968, and scrapped the same year.[4][5]

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