|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|
|Laid down:||31 October 1943|
|Launched:||7 December 1943|
|Completed:||30 January 1944|
|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 |
|Class & type:||
|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)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
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.
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.
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 She was withdrawn from the fleet on 28 September 1959.
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- Maritime Administration. "Walter L. Fleming". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/sh/ShipHistory/Detail/5077.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS Walter L. Fleming". http://usmaritimecommission.de/.
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