SS Daniel Webster

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Career
Name: SS Daniel Webster
Namesake: Daniel Webster
Builder: South Portland Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine
Yard number: 211
Way number: 3
Laid down: 1 November 1942
Launched: 28 January 1943
Fate: Torpedoed and beached, 1944
Scrapped, 1948
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000 long 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: Two oil-fired boilers
Triple-expansion steam engine
Single screw
2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41
Armament: • 1 × Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
• AA guns

SS Daniel Webster (MC contract 211) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II.

Named after Daniel Webster, an American statesman, the ship was laid down by South Portland Shipbuilding Corporation in South Portland, Maine at their West Yard. on 1 November 1942, then launched on 28 January 1943. In 1944 it was torpedoed off Oran and beached. After four years of sitting, in 1948, the ship was scrapped.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New England Shipbuilding Company, South Portland ME". shipbuildinghistory.com. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 

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