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SS Robert Lansing

SS Robert Lansing was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Robert Lansing, a Counselor of the United States Department of State and United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson.

History
United States
Name: Robert Lansing
Namesake: Robert Lansing
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1531
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,533,395[1]
Yard number: 13
Way number: 1
Laid down: 3 June 1943
Launched: 17 July 1943
Completed: 6 August 1943
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 5 June 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 24 March 1967
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage: 7,176 GRT
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 417 feet 8.75 inches (127 m) pp
  • 427 feet (130 m) lwl
Beam: 57 feet (17 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Oil fired boilers
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 10,856 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GT
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

ConstructionEdit

Robert Lansing was laid down on 3 June 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1531, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 17 July 1943.[3][1]

HistoryEdit

She was allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., on 6 August 1943. On 5 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 24 March 1967, she was sold for $48,071 to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 7 April 1967.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Robert Lansing". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  • "SS Robert Lansing". Retrieved 22 November 2017.