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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
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  • 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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