Military Wiki
Advertisement
SS Walter L. Fleming
Career (United States)
Name: Walter L. Fleming
Namesake: Walter L. Fleming
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Waterman Steamship Corp.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1542
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,314,932[1]
Yard number: 24
Way number: 2
Laid down: 31 October 1943
Launched: 7 December 1943
Completed: 30 January 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KUVZ
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Uniform.svgICS Victor.svgICS Zulu.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 24 May 1946
Status: Sold for scrapping, 15 September 1959
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 Walter L. Fleming was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Walter L. Fleming, American Civil War historian and Dean of the Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science in 1923, and later Director of the Graduate School.

    Construction

    Walter L. Fleming was laid down on 31 October 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1542, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 7 December 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Waterman Steamship Corp., on 30 January 1944. On 24 May 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 15 September 1959, she was sold, along with nine other ships, for $717,810 to Bethlehem Steel, for scrapping. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 28 September 1959.[4][5]

    References

    Bibliography


    This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
    Advertisement