SS A. Mitchell Palmer

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History
United States
Name: SS A. Mitchell Palmer
Builder: Southeastern Shipbuilding Corp., Savannah, Georgia
Laid down: 17 December 1943
Launched: 12 February 1944
Fate: Scrapped, 1968
General characteristics
Class and type: Type EC2-S-C1 Liberty ship
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t)[1]
Length:
  • 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m) o/a
  • 417 ft 9 in (127.33 m) p/p
  • 427 ft (130 m) w/l[1]
Beam: 57 ft (17 m)[1]
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)[1]
Propulsion:
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)[1]
Range: 20,000 nmi (37,000 km; 23,000 mi)
Capacity: 10,856 t (10,685 long tons) deadweight (DWT)[1]
Crew: 81[1]
Armament: Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun for use against surfaced submarines, variety of anti-aircraft guns

SS A. Mitchell Palmer (MCE-2436) was an EC2-S-C1 Type Liberty ship design cargo ship, named after U.S. Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer. The ship's keel was laid by Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation of Savannah, Georgia, on 17 December 1943, commissioned as part of the Second World War effort by the War Shipping Administration (WSA).[2][3] It was launched 12 February 1944. It was scrapped in 1968 in Taiwan.

Important Events[edit]

  • 1944 WSA (operated by the Isbrandtsen Steamship Company, New York); one of 200 American Merchant Marine ships at Normandy in June 1944[4]
  • 1947 SuwaneeFruit & SS Corp, Jacksonville, USA.
  • 1951 Honduras Shipping Co, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • 1951 Renamed as the M/S Waimea, Compañía de Navegación Las Cruces, Panama – Honduras flag. (Carras Ltd, London)
  • 1954 Renamed as the M/S Annitsa a, Santa Anna Corp, Honduras flag (same managers).
  • 1956 (Angelos, Leitch & Co, London)
  • 1957 (Angelos & Co, London)
  • 1964 Renamed as the M/S Justice, Compañía de Navegación Pearl, Panama – Liberian flag (Ten Hu SS Co, Hong Kong).
  • 1966 Ideal United SS Corp, Liberia (Tai An SS Co, Taipei).
  • 1968 Scrapped Taiwan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Davies, James (2012). "Liberty Cargo Ships" (PDF). ww2ships.com. p. 23. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  2. ^ American Merchant Marine at War (www.usmm.org): Liberty Ships built by: Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation, Savannah, Georgia, St. Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, Florida, North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina, for U. S. Maritime Commission 1941–1945
  3. ^ MARINERS: LIBERTY SHIPS – INDEX, A. B. Hammond – Andrew J. Newbury
  4. ^ American Merchant Marine at War (www.usmm.org): American Merchant Marine Ships at Normandy in June 1944