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WWII Liberty Cargo Ship History

WWII Liberty Cargo Ship History

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Hull
No.

Name

Laid Down Launched Completed Left Service

Notes

2293 Alanson B Houghton

19-Jan-44 14-Mar-44 15-Apr-44

US reserve fleet.

2321 Alexander E Brown

18-Aug-44 28-Sep-44 13-Oct-44

Jan-67 Scrapped.

2328 Art Young

05-Oct-44 13-Nov-44 22-Nov-44

US reserve fleet.

1549 Augustus Saint-
Gaudens

20-Dec-43 17-Feb-44 30-Mar-44

Feb-67 Scrapped.

2348 Barney Kirschbaum

15-Feb-45 30-Mar-45 13-Apr-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2318 Benjamin F Coston

31-Jul-44 06-Sep-44 23-Sep-44

Oct-64 Scrapped.

2332 Bjarne A Lia

31-Oct-44 30-Nov-44 14-Dec-44

Jul-68

Scrapped.

2316 C Francis Jenkins

20-Jul-44 26-Aug-44 09-Sep-44

Nov-66 Scrapped.

2312 Carl E Ladd

19-Jun-44 26-Jul-44 11-Aug-44

Dec-67 Scrapped.

2336 Charles A Draper

28-Nov-44 09-Jan-45 24-Jan-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2327 Charles D Walcott

29-Sep-44 07-Nov-44 18-Nov-44

Aug-61 Scrapped.

3145 Charles H Cugle

23-Jun-45 13-Aug-45 31-Aug-45

Box transport. In 1964 was
renamed the Sturgis and
converted to a floating nuclear
power station. Fate unknown.

2329 Charles H Marshall

11-Oct-44 17-Nov-44 27-Nov-44

US reserve fleet.

2322 Chief Osceola

28-Aug-44 04-Oct-44 19-Oct-44 26-Jul-65 Grounded off Chile. Later
scrapped.

3139 Claude Kitchin

05-Apr-45 24-May-45 25-Jun-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

1530 Dolly Madison

20-May-43 27-Sep-43 14-Oct-43 15-Nov-64 Sank off Baja California

2341 Dudley H Thomas

05-Jan-45 08-Feb-45 21-Feb-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

1529 Duncan U Fletcher

03-May-43 10-Aug-43 27-Aug-43

Dec-66 Scrapped.

1526 Dwight L Moody

04-Mar-43 28-Jun-43 24-Jul-43

US reserve fleet.

1519 E Kirby Smith

09-Jul-42 30-Dec-42 03-Mar-43

1956

Scrapped.

1541 Edgar E Clark

25-Oct-43 11-Dec-43 07-Feb-44

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2315 Edward K Collins

14-Jul-44 17-Aug-44 31-Aug-44 09-Mar-68 Caught fire and sank off Cylon.

3147 Edward W Burton

10-Jul-45 12-Sep-45 28-Sep-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2344 Edwin D Howard

24-Jan-45 27-Feb-45 14-Mar-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

3142 Edwin H Duff

18-May-45 29-Jun-45 27-Jul-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

1524 Elihu Root

05-Oct-42 19-May-43 18-Jun-43

US reserve fleet.

3140 Francis J O'Gara

14-Apr-45 08-Jun-45 30-Jun-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

3141 Frank Flowers

09-May-45 22-Jun-45 16-Jul-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2347 Frank O Peterson

09-Feb-45 23-Mar-45 06-Apr-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

1536 Frederic C Howe

24-Aug-43 30-Oct-43 06-Dec-43

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2334 Frederick E Williamson 18-Nov-44 23-Dec-44 12-Jan-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

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USA OTHER SHIPS
'Liberty' Cargo Ship
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Hull
No.

Name

Laid Down Launched Completed Left Service

Notes

2314 George Ade

30-Jun-44 09-Aug-44 25-Aug-44

Sep-68 Scrapped.

2325 Granville S Hall

16-Sep-44 24-Oct-44 07-Nov-44

After being used as an
experimental minesweeper in
1953 by the US Navy, and as an
atomic fallout-sampling vessel
during the atomic tests, was still
in service as a research ship in
1970.

2303 H H Raymond

13-Apr-44 24-May-44 14-Jun-44

US reserve fleet.

1544 Harold T Andrews

15-Nov-43 28-Dec-43 19-Feb-44 23-Feb-67 After being disclaimed by owners
on arrival in Columbo in 1960
was eventually towed clear of
navigational areas and sunk with
over Rs.400,000 in port fees
owing.

1528 Harriet Hosmer

23-Apr-43 30-Sep-43 25-Oct-43

May-65 Scrapped.

2302 Howard Gray

06-Apr-44 18-May-44 07-Jun-44

1969

Scrapped.

2309 J H Drummond

25-May-44 30-Jun-44 20-Jul-44

25-Jul-66 Grounded off Chiba. Refloated
and scrapped.

3138 James F Harrell

28-Mar-45 17-May-45 11-Jun-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

3137 James G Squires

20-Mar-45 08-May-45 31-May-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2298 James H Kimball

07-Mar-44 22-Apr-44 16-May-44 24-Dec-68 Grounded and broke in two after
engine trouble.

2338 James W Wheeler

11-Dec-44 23-Jan-45 05-Feb-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2300 Jean Ribaut

23-Mar-44 05-May-44 29-May-44

US reserve fleet.

1535 John Barton Payne

11-Aug-43 23-Oct-43 30-Nov-43

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

1521 John Bascom

07-Sep-42 31-Mar-43 30-Apr-43 02-Dec-43 Sunk by German aircraft in Bari
harbour. 4 crew and 10 Armed
Guard lost.

1525 John Hay

05-Jan-43 31-May-43 30-Jun-43

Dec-61 Scrapped.

2342 John L McCarley

10-Jan-45 14-Feb-45 27-Feb-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

1550 John M Brooke

30-Dec-43 24-Feb-44 31-Mar-44

Apr-68 Scrapped.

2311 John R McQuigg

14-Jun-44 19-Jul-44

31-Jul-44

Dec-68 Scrapped.

1548 John W Griffiths

13-Dec-43 09-Feb-44 25-Mar-44

May-65 Scrapped.

1523 Joseph M Medill

28-Sep-42 03-May-43 31-May-43

Jun-60 Scrapped.

3143 Joseph V Connolly

25-May-45 09-Jul-45 08-Aug-45 12-Jan-48 Box transport. Caught fire in the
North Atlantic, later sank.

2296 Josephine Shaw Lowell 19-Feb-44 04-Apr-44 03-May-44

1960

Sold for scrap. Aft end joined to
forward end of Samdaring to
make new vessel (8,481 grt).
Eventually scrapped Sep 1968.

1533 Julius Rosenwald

07-Jul-43 13-Sep-43 29-Sep-43

Mar-63 Scrapped.

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USA OTHER SHIPS
'Liberty' Cargo Ship
Appendix C: ShipHistories

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Hull
No.

Name

Laid Down Launched Completed Left Service

Notes

2301 Le Baron Russell
Briggs

29-Mar-44 12-May-44 31-May-44

US reserve fleet.

2305 M Michael Edelstein

28-Apr-44 05-Jun-44 22-Jun-44

Was still trading in 1970 as the
Maria Bottiglieri. Fate unknown.

1551 Major General Herbert
A Dargue

07-Jan-44 04-Mar-44 10-Apr-44

Laid down as the Rebecca
Lukens
. Taken over by US Army
and converted to Aircraft Repair
Ship. US reserve fleet.

2295 Major General Walter
R Weaver

11-Feb-44 28-Mar-44 29-Apr-44

Mar-70 Laid down as the Thomas Le
Valley
. Taken over by US Army
and converted to Aircraft Repair
Ship. Scrapped.

1534 Mary Ball

20-Jul-43

17-Oct-43 23-Nov-43

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2349 Mary Cullom Kimbro

21-Feb-45 06-Apr-45 24-Apr-45

1967

Box transport. Loaded with old
military equipment and scuttled.

2335 Michael James
Monohan

22-Nov-44 04-Jan-45 17-Jan-45 30-Apr-67 Box transport. Loaded with old
Polaris missile motors and
scuttled.

1547 Minnie M Fiske

08-Dec-43 29-Jan-44 15-Mar-44

Jun-66 Scrapped.

1539 Nathan B Forrest

02-Oct-43 13-Nov-43 29-Dec-43

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

1520 Newton D Baker

03-Sep-42 25-Feb-43 06-Apr-43

Nov-68 Scrapped.

2307 Nick Stoner

12-May-44 17-Jun-44 30-Jun-44

Jul-64

Scrapped.

3148 Ora Ellis

23-Jul-45 26-Sep-45 16-Oct-45 18-May-60 Box transport. Ran aground off
Chile and declared CTL.

2313 Pedro Menendez

24-Jun-44 31-Jul-44 18-Aug-44

Dec-66 Scrapped.

1527 Peter Zenger

31-Mar-43 04-Jul-43

31-Jul-43

Aug-66 Scrapped.

2337 Rafael R Rivera

30-Nov-44 16-Jan-45 30-Jan-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2330 Ransom A Moore

18-Oct-44 21-Nov-44 30-Nov-44

US reserve fleet.

2317 Raymond V Ingersoll

27-Jul-44 31-Aug-44 18-Sep-44

Was renamed the Kopalnia
Zabrze
in 1959. Fate unknown.

2339 Raymond Van Brogan 14-Dec-44 27-Jan-45 10-Feb-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2323 Richard Halliburton

31-Aug-44 10-Oct-44 25-Oct-44

1961

Scrapped.

2297 Richard V Oulahan

26-Feb-44 11-Apr-44 11-May-44 16-Sep-45 Ran aground during typhoon off
Okinawa. Salvaged and
scrapped.

3146 Robert F Burns

30-Jun-45 28-Aug-45 19-Sep-45

Dec-68 Box transport. Scrapped.

1531 Robert Lansing

03-Jun-43 17-Jul-43 06-Aug-43

Feb-68 Scrapped.

1545 Russell Sage

25-Nov-43 05-Jan-44 29-Feb-44 16-Feb-67 Grounded off Cuba. Refloated
and laid up.

1543 Salvador Brau

08-Nov-43 15-Dec-43 31-Jan-44

Mar-67 Scrapped.

2294 Samuel G French

31-Jan-44 21-Mar-44 22-Apr-44

In 1958 was renamed the Nico
S
. Fate unknown.

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USA OTHER SHIPS
'Liberty' Cargo Ship
Appendix C: ShipHistories

May 2004
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Hull
No.

Name

Laid Down Launched Completed Left Service

Notes

2324 Samuel G Howe

07-Sep-44 17-Oct-44 30-Oct-44

Jul-69

Scrapped.

1538 Sarah J Hale

29-Sep-43 24-Nov-43 31-Dec-43

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2331 Soter Ortynsky

25-Oct-44 27-Nov-44 08-Dec-44

Jan-60 Scrapped.

2320 Stepas Darius

14-Aug-44 25-Sep-44 09-Oct-44 21-Jan-55 Ran aground of Scilly Isles.

2299 Stephen Furdek

16-Mar-44 28-Apr-44 23-May-44

US reserve fleet.

1540 Stephen R Mallory

19-Oct-43 27-Nov-43 20-Jan-44

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2326 Stephen Smith

26-Sep-44 31-Oct-44 13-Nov-44

Jun-60 Scrapped.

2304 T A Johnston

14-Nov-44 13-Dec-44 27-Dec-44

US reserve fleet.

2343 Vernon S Hood

17-Jan-45 20-Feb-45 07-Mar-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

1532 Victor Herbert

30-Jun-43 22-Aug-43 15-Sep-43

Nov-63 Scrapped.

1542 Walter L Fleming

31-Oct-43 07-Dec-43 30-Jan-44

Jan-61 Scrapped.

3144 Walter W Schwenk

09-Jun-45 21-Jul-45 22-Aug-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2346 Warren P Marks

31-Jan-45 15-Mar-45 29-Mar-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2333 Wendell L Willkie

08-Nov-44 09-Dec-44 21-Dec-44

Feb-70 Scrapped.

2345 Wesley W Barrett

29-Jan-45 07-Mar-45 21-Mar-45

Apr-65 Box transport. Scrapped.

1537 William B Wilson

14-Sep-43 06-Nov-43 16-Dec-43

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2306 William D Bloxham

05-May-44 13-Jun-44 28-Jun-44

Was still trading in 1970 as the
Soclyve. Fate unknown.

2308 William E Dodd

19-May-44 22-Jun-44 15-Jul-44

Feb-67 Scrapped.

1522 William J Bryan

21-Sep-42 22-Apr-43 20-May-43

Aug-65 Scrapped.

2340 William J Riddle

24-Dec-44 31-Jan-45 15-Feb-45

Box transport. US reserve fleet.

2310 William L Watson

06-Jun-44 13-Jul-44

26-Jul-44

Feb-67 Scrapped after developing
cracks in hull.

2319 William P Duval

10-Aug-44 15-Sep-44 29-Sep-44

Renamed the Vesuvio in 1947.
Fate unknown.

1546 William W Loring

29-Nov-43 17-Jan-44 07-Mar-44

Feb-62 Scrapped.

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USA OTHER SHIPS
'Liberty' Cargo Ship
Appendix C: ShipHistories

May 2004
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