SS George E. Badger
|Name:||SS George E. Badger|
|Namesake:||George Edmund Badger|
|Builder:||North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina|
|Laid down:||27 December 1942|
|Launched:||26 January 1943|
|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)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
|Capacity:||9,140 tons cargo|
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. 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.
- "North Carolina Shipbuilding". shipbuildinghistory.com. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
- "American Merchant Marine Ships at Normandy in June 1944". www.usmm.org. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
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