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SS Soter Ortynsky
Career (United States)
Name: Soter Ortynsky
Namesake: Soter Ortynsky
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Wessel Duval & Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2331
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $945,007[1]
Yard number: 72
Way number: 4
Laid down: 25 October 1944
Launched: 27 November 1944
Completed: 8 December 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: ANBO
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Bravo.svgICS Oscar.svg[1]
Fate: Placed in the James River Reserve Fleet, in Lee Hall, Virginia, 7 November 1945
Status: Sold for scrapping, 21 December 1959, withdrawn from the fleet, 7 January 1960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 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 Soter Ortynsky was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Soter Ortynsky, the first Bishop of all Greek Catholics in the United States.

    Construction[]

    Soter Ortynsky was laid down on 25 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2331, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; and launched on 27 November 1944.[3][1]

    History[]

    She was allocated to Wessel Duval & Company, 8 December 1944. On 7 November 1945, she was placed in the James River Reserve Fleet, in Lee Hall, Virginia. She had been laid up because of the need for $56,500 in repairs.[4] She was sold for scrapping, 21 December 1959, to Bethlehem Steel, for $75,421. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 7 January 1960.[4]

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