SS Abraham Clark

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Career
Name: SS Abraham Clark
Namesake: Abraham Clark
Builder: California Shipbuilding Corporation, Terminal Island, Los Angeles
Laid down: 3 December 1941
Launched: 2 April 1942
Fate: Sold, 1947. Wrecked, 1959.
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000  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: 2 oil-fired boilers
Triple expansion steam engine
1 screw
2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 long tons (9,287 t) cargo
Complement: 41
Armament: • 1 × stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun for use against surfaced submarines
• Variety of anti-aircraft guns

SS Abraham Clark (Hull Number 75) was a Liberty ship built at in the United States during World War II. She was named after Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey.

The ship was laid down by the California Shipbuilding Corporation, Terminal Island, Los Angeles[1] on 3 December 1941, then launched on 2 April 1942. She took part in operations supporting the invasion of Normandy in June 1944.[2]

The ship survived the war and was sold into private ownership in 1947. However, in 1959, the ship was wrecked off Grays Harbor in Washington and subsequently scrapped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberty Ships built by California Shipbuilding Corp., Terminal Island, for U. S. Maritime Commission 1941-1945". American Merchant Marine at War. 1998–2002. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  2. ^ "American Merchant Marine Ships at Normandy in June 1944". American Merchant Marine at War. 1998–2002. Retrieved 2009-05-15.