SS President Cleveland (1947)
|Name:||SS President Cleveland|
|Operator:||American President Lines|
|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co, Alameda, California|
|Laid down:||28 August 1944|
|Launched:||23 June 1946|
|Identification:||Official number: 254296|
|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||23,504 long tons (23,881 t)|
|Beam:||75 ft 6 in (23.01 m)|
|Draft:||30 ft 2 in (9.19 m)|
|Installed power:||20,000 hp (14,914 kW)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Notes:||sister ship: SS President Wilson|
SS President Cleveland was an American passenger ship originally ordered by the Maritime Commission during World War II, as one of the Admiral-class Type P2-SE2-R1 transport ships, and intended to be named USS Admiral D. W. Taylor (AP-128). The ship was laid down on 28 August 1944 at the Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Alameda, California, but was cancelled on 16 December 1944.
The ship can be seen in the film Woman on the Run, released in 1950, featuring Ann Sheridan. It appears in the background during a San Francisco, California, Embarcadero waterfront scene at 46 minutes and 40 seconds.
The ship was featured in a 1962 Britannica Films production called "The Seaport", filmed in San Francisco.
- "APL: History - 1944-52 SS President Cleveland". apl.com. 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "Admiral D. W. Taylor". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "Bethlehem Launches the President Wilson" (PDF). Pacific Marine Review. San Francisco, California: Pacific American Steamship Association: 33–37. January 1947. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "Proposed Work on the S.S. President Cleveland and S.S. President Wilson" (PDF). General Accounting Office. October 20, 1952. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- The Seaport - 1962 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42. 21 August 2015 – via YouTube.