SS Amelia Earhart

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For the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, see USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6).
Career
Name: SS Amelia Earhart
Namesake: Amelia Earhart
Builder: Todd Houston Shipbuilding Corporation, Houston, Texas[1]
Laid down: 19 October 1942
Launched: 18 December 1942
Fate: Wrecked, 1948
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 10.75 in (17.3419 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
Propulsion: 2 × oil-fired boilers
Triple expansion steam engine, 2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
single screw
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41
Armament: • 1 × 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
• Variety of anti-aircraft guns

SS Amelia Earhart (Hull Number 117) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Amelia Earhart, an American female aviator who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.

The ship was laid down on 19 October 1942, then launched on 18 December 1942. The ship survived the war, including the largest trade convoy HX 300;[2] but it was wrecked and declared a total loss in 1948.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Todd Houston Shipbuilding". shipbuildinghistory.com. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Convoy HX 300". Warsailors.Com. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 

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