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SS Thomas Todd
Career (United States)
Name: Thomas Todd
Namesake: Thomas Todd
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Standard Fruit & Steamship Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1492
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $2,276,232[1]
Yard number: 108
Way number: 4
Laid down: 14 August 1942
Launched: 19 May 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. G.N. McIlhenny
Completed: 30 June 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIQL
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Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 12 June 1946
Status: Sold for scrapping, 26 October 1970
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 Harrisburg Machinery Corp., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
  • 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 Thomas Todd was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Thomas Todd, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Construction

    Thomas Todd was laid down on 14 August 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1492, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. G.N. McIlhenny, and launched on 19 May 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Standard Fruit & Steamship Company, on 30 June 1943. On 12 June 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the Hudson River Group. On 13 August 1956, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1955", she returned loaded with grain on 4 September 1956. She was again withdrawn from the fleet on 4 June 1963, to have the grain unloaded, she returned empty on 10 June 1963. On 26 October 1970, she was sold, along with three other Liberty ships, to Industrial y Comercial Levante, S.A. for $346,000, for scrapping, she was delivered to Spain on 1 January 1971.[4][5]

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