SS Solomon Juneau
A Liberty ship at sea
|Name:||SS Solomon Juneau|
|Builder:||California Shipbuilding Corporation, Terminal Island, Los Angeles|
|Laid down:||9 January 1943|
|Launched:||6 February 1943|
|Completed:||23 February 1943|
|Class and type:||Type EC2-S-C1 Liberty ship|
|Displacement:||14,245 long tons (14,474 t)|
|Beam:||57 ft (17 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)|
|Range:||20,000 nmi (37,000 km; 23,000 mi)|
|Capacity:||10,856 t (10,685 long tons) deadweight (DWT)|
SS Solomon Juneau (MC hull number 709) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. Named after Solomon Juneau, one of the founders and the first mayor of Milwaukee, the ship was laid down by California Shipbuilding Corporation at Terminal Island in Los Angeles, and launched on 6 February 1943. It was operated by Weyerhaeuser Steamship Company.
While in the Mediterranean, the SS Solomon Juneau shot down five enemy German aircraft. A German submarine torpedoed the ship in April 1945, blowing two soldiers overboard who were never found. The ship was repaired. Seventeen years later, in 1962, it was scrapped at Panama City, Florida.
- Liberty Ships built by California Shipbuilding Corp., Terminal Island, CA. Accessed November 7, 2010.
- Moore, Arthur R. A Careless Word... A Needless Sinking, American Merchant Marine Museum, 1985, p. 383.
- McClaren, Robert T. Weyerhaeuser Lumber's Unknown Fleet. Sea Classics, v. 43, n. 7, Jul. 2010.
- Gun crew at Treasure Island, March 1943
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