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SS Wesley W. Barrett
Career (United States)
Name: Wesley W. Barrett
Namesake: Wesley W. Barrett
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: American West African Line Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 2345
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,017,340[2]
Yard number: 86
Way number: 2
Laid down: 29 January 1945
Launched: 7 March 1945
Completed: 21 March 1945
Identification:
  • Call sign: ANQD
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Quebec.svgICS Delta.svg[2]
Fate: Transferred to the, Beaumont Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 18 September 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 22 September 1964, removed from fleet, 8 February 1965
General characteristics [3]
Class & type:
Tonnage:
  • 10,600 LT DWT
  • 7,200 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 Joshua Hendy Iron Works, Sunnyvale, California)
  • 1 × screw propeller
  • Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
    Capacity:
    • 490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)
    Complement: 41
    Armament:
    • Stern-mounted 4"/50 caliber (102 mm) gun for use against surfaced submarines
    • variety of anti-aircraft guns

    SS Wesley W. Barrett was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Wesley W. Barrett.

    Construction

    Wesley W. Barrett was laid down on 29 January 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2342, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 7 March 1945.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to American West African Line Inc., on 21 March 1945. After a number of contracts, on 18 September 1947, she was laid up in the Beaumont Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas. She was sold for scrapping, 22 September 1964, to Pinto Island Metals Co., for $49,666.88. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 8 February 1965.[4]

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