SS George E. Badger

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For other ships of the same name, see USS George E. Badger (DD-196).
Career
Name: SS George E. Badger
Namesake: George Edmund Badger
Builder: North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina[1]
Laid down: 27 December 1942
Launched: 26 January 1943
Fate: Scrapped, 1972
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 George E. Badger (Hull Number 884) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after George Edmund Badger, a North Carolina Senator from 1846 to 1855 and Secretary of the Navy in 1841.

The ship was laid down on 27 December 1942, then launched on 26 January 1943. George E. Badger took part in "Operation Overlord", the invasion of Normandy in June 1944.[2] The ship survived the war only to suffer the same fate as nearly all other Liberty ships that survived did; she was scrapped in 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Carolina Shipbuilding". shipbuildinghistory.com. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  2. ^ "American Merchant Marine Ships at Normandy in June 1944". www.usmm.org. Retrieved 2009-11-28.