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SS William F. Jerman
Career (United States)
Name: William F. Jerman
Namesake: William F. Jerman
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2393
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $843,091[1]
Yard number: 178
Way number: 2
Laid down: 27 November 1944
Launched: 23 December 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Charles W. Tillett
Completed: 31 December 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANEU
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Echo.svgICS Uniform.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 4 November 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 19 February 1960
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 William F. Jerman was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after William F. Jerman, who was lost at sea while he was the master of SS Cities Service Empire, that was torpedoed by German submarine U-128, 22 February 1942, off the East Coast.

    Construction

    William F. Jerman was laid down on 27 November 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2393, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Charles W. Tillett, and launched on 23 December 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Black Diamond Steamship Co., on 31 December 1944. On 14 November 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 19 February 1960, she was sold for $70,161, to Bethlehem Steel, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 26 April 1960.[4][5]

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