SS Charles C. Randleman

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History
United States
Name: Charles C. Randleman
Namesake: Charles C. Randleman
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2402
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $893,195[1]
Yard number: 187
Way number: 5
Laid down: 15 January 1945
Launched: 25 February 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. Harry R. Baggett
Completed: 13 March 1945
Identification:
Fate: Grounded on Apo Reef, 31 August 1945
Status: Constructive total loss (CTL)
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage:
Displacement:
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 416 feet (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 450 °F (232 °C) boilers, operating at 220 psi (1,500 kPa)
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

SS Charles C. Randleman was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Charles C. Randleman, who was lost at sea while he was a messman on SS William C. McTarnaban, after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-506, on 16 May 1942, in the Gulf of Mexico.

Construction[edit]

Charles C. Randleman was laid down on 15 January 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2402, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Harry R. Baggett, sister of the namesake, and launched on 25 February 1945.[3][1]

History[edit]

She was allocated to the American Foreign Steamship Corp., on 13 March 1945. On 31 August 1945, she was grounded on Apo Reef, off Mindoro Island, and declared a constructive total loss (CTL).[4][5]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Charles C. Randleman". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  • "SS Charles C. Randleman". Retrieved 19 November 2017.