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SS Walter M. Christiansen
Career (United States)
Name: Walter M. Christiansen
Namesake: Walter M. Christiansen
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: American Range Liberty Line
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2511
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $920,654[2]
Yard number: 75
Way number: 3
Laid down: 15 November 1944
Launched: 16 December 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Russell Knapp
Completed: 27 December 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: ANDI
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Delta.svgICS India.svg[2]
Fate: Sold for commercial use, 17 January 1951, withdrawn from fleet, 21 February 1951
Career (United States)
Name: Sea Comet
Owner: Zenith Steamship Co.
Operator: D.J. Negroponte Inc.
Fate: Sold, 1951
Career (United States)
Name: Ocean Ulla
Owner: Ocean Transportation Co.
Operator: Maritime Overseas Corp.
Fate: Sold, February 1959
Career (United States)
Name: Valiant Hope
Owner: Hope Steamship Corp.
Operator: Ocean Carriers Corp.
Fate: Sold, March 1960
Career (Liberia)
Name: Ocean Rover
Owner: Pacific Ocean Shipping Co.
Operator: Amerind Steamship Co.
Fate: Sold, 1960

SS Walter M. Christiansen was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Walter M. Christiansen, the Chief Engineer of SS W. L. Steed, which was sunk 2 February 1942, by German submarine U-103.

Construction

Walter M. Christiansen was laid down on 15 November 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2511, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Russell Knapp, the widow of the namesake, and launched on 16 December 1944.[1][2]

History

She was allocated to American Range Liberty Line, on 27 December 1944. On 25 March 1948, she was placed in the Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York. She was sold for commercial use, 17 January 1951, to Zenith Steamship Co.. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 21 February 1951.[3]

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