SS Amerigo Vespucci

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For the Italian tall ship, see Amerigo Vespucci (ship).
Name: SS Amerigo Vespucci
Namesake: Amerigo Vespucci
Builder: Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond No. 2 Yard, Richmond, California[1]
Laid down: 20 February 1944
Launched: 10 March 1944
Fate: Scrapped, 1962
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 Amerigo Vespucci (Hull Number 2767) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer for which North America and South America are named.

The ship was laid down on 20 February 1944, then launched on 10 March 1944. The ship survived the war only to suffer the same fate as nearly all other Liberty ships that survived did; she was scrapped in 1962.


  1. ^ "Kaiser Permanente No. 2". Retrieved 2009-11-28.