SS Star of Oregon

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Liberty ship at sea
A Liberty ship at sea
Career (USA)
Name: SS Star of Oregon
Builder: Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Portland, Oregon
Yard number: 171
Way number: 7
Laid down: 19 May 1941
Launched: 27 September 1941
Completed: 31 December 1941
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk off Tobago, 30 August 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Type EC2-S-C1 Liberty ship
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t)[1]
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m) o/a
417 ft 9 in (127.33 m) p/p
427 ft (130 m) w/l[1]
Beam: 57 ft (17 m)[1]
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)[1]
Propulsion: Two oil-fired boilers
Triple-expansion steam engine
2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Single screw
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)[1]
Range: 20,000 nmi (37,000 km; 23,000 mi)
Capacity: 10,856 t (10,685 long tons) deadweight (DWT)[1]
Crew: 81[1]
Armament: Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
Variety of anti-aircraft guns

SS Star of Oregon (MC hull number 171) was a liberty ship built by the Oregon Shipbuilding Company of Portland, Oregon, and launched on 27 September 1941, the first of the 472 ships built by the company up to November 1945.[2]

The ship was operated by the States Steamship Company of Portland, under contract from the War Shipping Administration (WSA). On 30 August 1942 she was torpedoed and sunk by U-162 north-east of Tobago at position 11°29′N 59°27′W / 11.48°N 59.45°W / 11.48; -59.45Coordinates: 11°29′N 59°27′W / 11.48°N 59.45°W / 11.48; -59.45.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Davies, James (2012). "Liberty Cargo Ships" (PDF). ww2ships.com. p. 23. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding". shipbuildinghistory.com. 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Liberty Ships ("Sam")". mariners-l.co.uk. 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2012.