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SS Samvigna
Career (United States)
Name: Samvigna
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2353
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,058,529[1]
Yard number: 138
Way number: 4
Laid down: 22 February 1944
Launched: 8 April 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Alexandra G. Brown
Completed: 20 April 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samvigna
Operator: Hain Steamship
Acquired: 20 April 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: MYTQ
  • ICS Mike.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Tango.svgICS Quebec.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 30 June 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 18 February 1960
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 Engine Co., Hamilton, Ohio)
  • 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 Samvigna 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[]

    Samvigna was laid down on 22 February 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2353, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Alexandra G. Brown, and launched on 8 April 1944.[3][1]

    History[]

    She was allocated to Hain Steamship, on 20 April 1944. On 30 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. She was sold to Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd., 18 February 1960, for $70,150, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 21 March 1960.[4][5]

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