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SS Stephen R. Mallory
Career (United States)
Name: Stephen R. Mallory
Namesake: Stephen R. Mallory
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isbrandtsen Steamship Company
Ordered: as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1540
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,460,233[1]
Yard number: 22
Way number: 1
Laid down: 19 October 1943
Launched: 27 November 1943
Completed: 20 January 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KVMH
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Victor.svgICS Mike.svgICS Hotel.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 8 October 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 23 November 1970
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport
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 Stephen R. Mallory was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Stephen R. Mallory, a United States Senator from Florida, and the Confederate States Secretary of the Navy during the American Civil War.

    Construction

    Stephen R. Mallory was laid down on 19 October 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1540, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 27 November 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Isbrandtsen Steamship Company, on 20 January 1944. On 8 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 23 November 1971, she was sold, along with two other ships, for $222,222 to Eckhardt & Co., G.m.b.H., West Germany, to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 6 January 1971.[4][5]

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