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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Status: Sold for scrapping, 21 December 1959, withdrawn from the fleet, 7 January 1960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 She was withdrawn from the fleet, 7 January 1960.[4]

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