american SS James Iredell (+1943)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class Liberty EC2-S-C1
Liberty EC2-S-C1 Richard Montgomery SS [+1944]
propulsion steam
date built 1942
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7177  grt
dimensions 134.6 x 17.3 x -- m
material steel [*]
engine triple expansion engine
armament 1 x stern mounted 4"/102 mm deck gun  [*]
power 339  nominal horsepower  [*]
speed 11  knots
about the loss
cause lost air raid
other reasons [1] scuttled
[2] blockship
date lost 23/10/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
North Carolina Shipbuilding Co. - George A. Fuller & Co., Wilmington (Nc)
owner
United States Government
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Allen Tony
entered 01/05/2008
last update Allen Tony
last update 05/03/2010


[*] means that the value was inherited from Richard Montgomery SS [+1944], the reference for Liberty EC2-S-C1.
 
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Allen Tony05/03/2010James Iredell SS was an American Liberty Ship Type EC2-S-C1. WSA (Agwilines Inc, NY) 14.7.43 Damaged by air attack off Naples, Sicily, and towed to the UK. On the 8th June 1944 she was scuttled as a blockship in position Gooseberry No.2 Omaha Beach, Normandy. Later destroyed by storms.
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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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