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SS Victor Herbert
Career (United States)
Name: Victor Herbert
Namesake: Victor Herbert
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1532
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,846,347[1]
Yard number: 14
Way number: 2
Laid down: 30 June 1943
Launched: 22 August 1943
Completed: 15 September 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KXLI
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Fate: Sold to France, 6 December 1946, scrapped 1963
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 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 Victor Herbert was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Victor Herbert, a composer, conductor, and founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

    Construction

    Victor Herbert was laid down on 30 June 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1532, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 22 August 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Marine Transport Lines, Inc., on 15 September 1943. On 6 December 1946, she was sold to France, for $544,506. She was scrapped in 1963.[3][4]

    References

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