SS Harriet Tubman

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Career
Name: SS Harriet Tubman
Namesake: Harriet Tubman
Builder: South Portland Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine
Yard number: 3032
Way number: 6
Laid down: 19 April 1944
Launched: 3 June 1944
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 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 Harriet Tubman (MC contract 3032) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Harriet Tubman, an African-American freedom fighter during the American Civil War.

The ship was laid down by the South Portland Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine, on 19 April 1944, then launched on 3 June 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 1972.[1]

References[edit]

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