Permanente Metals Corp., Richmond No. 2 Yard, Richmond, California 
8 October 1941
28 March 1942
dive bomber, 1943. While anchored offshore at Avola, Sicily on 13 July 1943 with the loss of 127 British servicemen and a number of United States Merchant seamen. Only one British serviceman survived the explosion.
7,000 long tons
441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
56 ft 10.75 in (17.3419 m)
27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
2 × oil-fired boilers
Triple expansion steam engine, 2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
9,140 tons cargo
SS (Hull Number Timothy Pickering 246) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Timothy Pickering, the third United States Secretary of State under George Washington and John Adams.
The ship was laid down on 8 October 1941, then launched on 28 March 1942. She was lost after she was hit by an Italian
Ju 87 Stuka off Augusta, Sicily on 13 July 1943.
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