SS Carl E. Ladd

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History
United States
Name: Carl E. Ladd
Namesake: Carl E. Ladd
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Burns Steamship Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2312
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,054,625[1]
Yard number: 53
Way number: 5
Laid down: 19 June 1944
Launched: 26 July 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Carl E. Ladd
Completed: 11 August 1944
Identification:
Fate: Scrapped 1967
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage: 7,176 GRT
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 417 feet 8.75 inches (127 m) pp
  • 427 feet (130 m) lwl
Beam: 57 feet (17 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Oil fired boilers
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 10,856 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GT
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

SS Carl E. Ladd was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Carl E. Ladd.

Construction[edit]

Carl E. Ladd was laid down on 19 June 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2312, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Carl E. Ladd, the widow of the namesake, and launched on 11 August 1944.[3][1]

History[edit]

She was allocated to the Burns Steamship Company, on 11 August 1944. In 1967, she was scrapped.[3]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  • "SS Carl E. Ladd". Retrieved 10 April 2019.