american Pacific Far East Lines SS Guam Bear (+1967)
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nationality american
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class Mount Hood class cargo C2-S-AJ1
Mount Hood class cargo C2-S-AJ1 Mount Hood USS (AE-11) (+1944)
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1944
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 8197  grt
dimensions 139.9 x 19.2 x 8.6 m
material steel
engine one General Electric geared turbine three Combustion Engineering header type boilers 450psi 750° double General Electorial Main reduction gear single propeller.  [*]
armament 1 × 5"/38 caliber gun mount, 4 × 3"/50 caliber dual purpose gun mount, 2 × twin 40 mm AA gun mounts, 10 × 20 mm AA gun mounts  [*]
power 6000  shaft horsepower  [*]
speed 15.5  knots
yard no. 102
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
other reasons deliberate
date lost 03/07/1967  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
North Carolina Shipbuilding Co. - George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington (Nc)
engine by
General Electric Co.
last owner
[1]Pacific Far East Lines, San Francisco
SS Guam Bear (+1967)
period 1947 ~ 1967
prev. owners
[2]US Maritime Commission - War Shipping Administration - WSA.), Washington D.C.
SS Midnight
period 1944 ~ 1947
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 24/02/2010
last update Allen Tony
last update 10/11/2012


[*] means that the value was inherited from Mount Hood USS (AE-11) (+1944), the reference for Mount Hood class cargo C2-S-AJ1.
 
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Allen Tony24/02/2010Guam Bear SS was an American cargo steamer of 8,197grt. built in 1944. On the 13th January 1967 she was involved in a collision off Apra Harbour, Guam in the Marina Islands and badly damaged. She was scuttled 2nm offshore on the 3rd July 1967.
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About Builders
 North Carolina Shipbuilding Co. - George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington (Nc)
North Carolina Shipbuilding was one of the original nine emergency yards, developed by Newport News Shipbuilding in 1941 with 6 ways, with $20mm from the USMC. Its 6 ways were increased to 9 in the second wave of shipbuilding expansion. At its peak, North Carolina Shipbuilding employed 15,000 people and had the best productivity of any of the Liberty shipbuilders. After the war, the yard was held in reserve as a stand-by yard until the 1950s, when it was liquidated.

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