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SS Zachary Taylor
Name: SS Zachary Taylor
Namesake: Zachary Taylor
Builder: Richmond Shipyards, Richmond, California
Yard number: 44
Way number: 7
Laid down: 6 October 1941
Launched: 28 February 1942
Status: Scrapped, 1961
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)
Propulsion: Two oil-fired boilers
Triple expansion steam engine
Single screw
2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41
Armament: • 1 × Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
• AA guns

SS Zachary Taylor (MC contract 244) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Zachary Taylor, the twelfth President of the United States.

The ship was laid down by Permanente Metals in their Richmond Yard #2 on 6 October 1941, then launched on 28 February 1942. After the war she went on to suffer the same fate as most of the other surviving Liberty ships: she was scrapped in 1961.[1]

After the end of World War 2, the SS Zachary Taylor was used to bring displaced European immigrants (mostly Jews) to New York City.


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