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SS Samselbu
Career (United States)
Name: Samselbu
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2354
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,048,060[1]
Yard number: 139
Way number: 5
Laid down: 1 March 1944
Launched: 16 April 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. William H. Barnhardt
Completed: 26 April 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samselbu
Operator: Runciman Shipping
Acquired: 26 April 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: MYTR
  • ICS Mike.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Tango.svgICS Romeo.svg[1]
Fate: Struck mine and sunk, 19 March 1945
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 Engineering Works, Brunswick, Georgia)
  • 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 Samselbu 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

    Samselbu was laid down on 1 March 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2354, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. William H. Barnhardt, and launched on 16 April 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Runciman Shipping, on 26 April 1944. On 19 March 1945, she struck a mine off Belgium, at 51°23′N 03°06′E / 51.383°N 3.1°E / 51.383; 3.1Coordinates: 51°23′N 03°06′E / 51.383°N 3.1°E / 51.383; 3.1, and sunk.[4][5]

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