SS Richmond P. Hobson

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Shipwreck of the SS Richmond P. Hobson on Hogsty Reef, Southern Bahamas. April 2010
History
United States
Name: Richmond P. Hobson
Operator: Army Transportation Service
Builder: North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: 25 June 1943
Launched: 17 July 1943
History
Panama
Name: NUEVA ESPERANZA
Operator: Cia. Farallon de Nav. SA. (Dow & Symmers, NY)
Acquired: 1947
History
United States
Name: ?
Operator: Boyd, Weir & Sewell, NY
Acquired: 1953
History
United Kingdom
Name: ?
Operator: Fafalios Ltd, London
Acquired: 1954
History
Yugoslavia
Name: TREBISNJICA
Operator: Jugoslavenska Slobodna Plovidba, Polce.
Acquired: 1961
Fate: Shipwrecked July 1963, Hogsty Reef, Bahamas
General characteristics
Displacement: 7176 grt
Length: 134.4 m
Beam: 17.4 m
Draft: 8.5 m
Speed: 11 knots

The SS Richmond P. Hobson (Hull # 1994) was an American World War II Liberty ship built by North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, North Carolina.

History[edit]

1943 WSA (Isbrandtsen Co, NY)
1947 NUEVA ESPERANZA, Cia.Faralon de Nav. (Dow & Symmers, NY) Panamanian flag.
1953 (Boyd, Weir & Sewell, NY)
1954 (Fafalios Ltd, London)
1961 TREBISNJICA, Jugoslavenska Slobodna Plovidba, Polce.- Yugoslav flag.

Shipwrecked July 17, 1963 on Hogsty Reef, Southern Bahamas. Total Loss.

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