american SS Republic (+1942)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5287  grt
dimensions 119.4 x 15.6 x 8.8 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 512  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 3470
IMO/Off. no. 219636
call sign
KUBJ  
KUBJ
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/02/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 663
about people
builder
Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
engine by
Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
last owner
[1]Petroleum Navigation Co., Houston
SS Republic (+1942)
period 1926 ~ 1942
IMO/Off. no.: 219636
call sign: 
KUBJ
prev. owners
[2]American Petroleum Co. - Antwerp Line - Rotterdam & Amsterdam Line, Rotterdam
SS Republic
period 1923 ~ 1926
[3]United States Government
SS Liberty Minquas
period 1920 ~ 1923
IMO/Off. no.: 219636
[4]United States Government
SS Weweantic
period 1920 ~ 1920
IMO/Off. no.: 219636
captain Alfred Hilderbrand Anderson
no. of crew 34
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 11/01/2008
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last update 30/10/2013
 
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Allen Tony11/01/2008Republic SS was an American Steam Tanker of 5,287 tons built in 1920. On the 22nd February 1942 when on route from PHILADELPHIA for HOUSTON when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-504 and sunk. 5 crew lost from a total of 34.
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About Builders
 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipbuilding division was created in 1905 when it acquired the San Francisco shipyard Union Iron Works in 1905.
In 1917 it was incorporated as Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation , Limited, otherwise known as BethShip.

Headquarters were in Quincy , Massachusetts after acquiring Fore River Shipyard in 1913 and later in Sparrows Point, Maryland in 1964.



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