SS Zachary Taylor
|Name:||SS Zachary Taylor|
|Builder:||Richmond Shipyards, Richmond, California|
|Laid down:||6 October 1941|
|Launched:||28 February 1942|
|Tonnage:||7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
|Length:||441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)|
|Beam:||56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)|
|Speed:||11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)|
|Capacity:||9,140 tons cargo|
The ship was laid down by Permanente Metals in their Richmond Yard #2 on 6 October 1941, then launched on 28 February 1942. After the war she went on to suffer the same fate as most of the other surviving Liberty ships: she was scrapped in 1961.
After the end of World War II, Zachary Taylor was used to bring displaced European immigrants (mostly Jews) to New York City.. The SS Zachary Taylor brought displaced persons (mostly holocaust survivors) to the United States. It docked at Brooklyn, NY at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on 19 September 1949.
- "Kaiser Permanente No. 2". shipbuildinghistory.com. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
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