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SS Solomon Juneau
Liberty ship at sea
A Liberty ship at sea
Career (USA)
Name: SS Solomon Juneau
Namesake: Solomon Juneau
Builder: California Shipbuilding Corporation, Terminal Island, Los Angeles
Yard number: 134
Way number: 10
Laid down: 9 January 1943
Launched: 6 February 1943
Completed: 23 February 1943
Fate: Scrapped, 1962
General characteristics
Class & type: Type EC2-S-C1 Liberty ship
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t)[1]
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m) o/a
417 ft 9 in (127.33 m) p/p
427 ft (130 m) w/l[1]
Beam: 57 ft (17 m)[1]
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)[1]
Propulsion: Two oil-fired boilers
Triple-expansion steam engine
2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Single screw
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)[1]
Range: 20,000 nmi (37,000 km; 23,000 mi)
Capacity: 10,856 t (10,685 long tons) deadweight (DWT)[1]
Crew: 81[1]
Armament: Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
Variety of anti-aircraft guns

SS Solomon Juneau (MC hull number 709) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. Named after Solomon Juneau, one of the founders and the first mayor of Milwaukee, the ship was laid down by California Shipbuilding Corporation at Terminal Island in Los Angeles, and launched on 6 February 1943.[2] It was operated by Weyerhaeuser Steamship Company.

While in the Mediterranean, the SS Solomon Juneau shot down five enemy German aircraft. A German submarine torpedoed the ship in April 1945, blowing two soldiers overboard who were never found. The ship was repaired. Seventeen years later, in 1962, it was scrapped at Panama City, Florida.[3]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Davies, James (2012). "Liberty Cargo Ships". ww2ships.com. p. 23. http://ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  2. "Kaiser California Shipbuilding". shipbuildinghistory.com. 2011. http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/4emergencylarge/wwtwo/kcalifornia.htm. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  3. "Liberty Ships ("Sam")". mariners-l.co.uk. 2011 [last update]. http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/LibShipsSe.html. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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